Governor Kalyan Singh on Monday asked vice chancellors of government universities in the state to implement a ‘marking scheme’ for transparency in evaluation of copies.
In a letter, addressed to the vice chancellors of state universities across Rajasthan, Singh has said that the new evaluation scheme should be implemented from the current academic session. Paper setters should specify which and how many facts are expected in the answer to a particular question and what will be the weightage of those facts while deciding the marks, the Governor said in the letter dispatched to all vice chancellors.
Paper setters have also been asked to prepare expected answer for each question while preparing the question paper. “The setter should clearly state what points, how many of them and in what step order are expected from the students to answer. The marking pattern for these set and expected points should also be clearly prepared by the setter.
Also, if a student does not answer all the points, the deduction of marks for the missing points of a particular question should also be specifically prepared,” the communiqué from the Raj Bhawan said. It also says that after the examination, the paper setter is expected to upload the information on the university’s website so that the students can assess their performance.
Singh has said that this scheme will help the students to decide whether they wish to apply for re-evaluation of their answer sheet after results or not after assessing their performance. “The ‘marking scheme’ will bring a sense of responsibility and veracity among the examiners while preparing the question paper and also bring an end to lawlessness and negligence on their part.
Students will regain confidence in the university administration and this scheme will ensure that their careers are not being played with,” said Singh The governor has further said that in the current system, there was no particular directive or standard for marking. “Every examiner has a subjective view of each question and this resulted in different marking for the same question. Such a varied system did not ensure proper justice to students and also lessens the credibility of the university administration,” he said, adding that the ‘marking scheme’ would bring an end to the monocracy of examiners and introduce fair and parallel system of marking.
The ‘marking scheme’ system comes under the P-8 campaign launched by Singh to improve the higher education.