Even as their relay hunger strike here to protest against non-payment of arrears due to revised pay scales entered the 11th day on Sunday, teaching faculty of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) demanded a public debate on vice chancellor AS Brar's much-hyped credit-based evaluation system.
They maintained that the system put the students of this university at a "disadvantage" as compared with their counterparts from other universities of Punjab and Chandigarh.
A GNDUTA Teachers' Association (GNDUTA) statement claimed that the "autocratic style of functioning" of the VC had not only harmed the interest of the teachers but also adversely affected the ranking and reputation of the university.
"The most serious example of his autocratic working was the introduction of the credit-based evaluation system of examination without proper discussion and approval in the academic bodies of the teaching departments, faculty and at the university level," the teachers' body claimed.
In the statement, the association claimed that there was utter chaos and confusion about the system. Some of the departments were following absolute grading system whereas the others were employing relative grading system, with no clear and standing instructions from the university, the statement added.