Giving the pass-out students an opportunity to improve their marks, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has decided to conduct their improvement exams with the final examinations held by the university.
Though the decision has brought cheer among students who aspire to improve marks, it has also caused disappointment among them as the university is charging a whopping fee of Rs 5,000 a subject for this.
According to the university officials, a student can apply for division improvement in as many as 10 subjects.
Ashok Mehra, a PTU student, said, “It’s an appreciable initiative by the university as students will get a chance to improve their marks, but how many of them will be willing to apply considering the high fee. Also, if a student wants to improve marks in two subjects, he/she will have to shell out Rs 10,000.”
The director of a PTU affiliated college said, “The university is charging Rs 700 for reevaluation but ` 5,000 for those who want to improve their score, which is unfair.”
“Moreover, when the university is not conducting a separate exam, as they will appear with the regular students in their respective colleges, why the university is charging Rs 5,000?”
According to the university of ficials, if a student fails to improve the division, he/she will not get the benefit of the marks scored in the division improvement exam.
For this, students will have to attest the examination forms from their respective college and send it to the university.
Jaspal Singh, PTU controller of examination, said, “With this new initiative, we are giving students a chance to improve t heir marks and are expecting over 150 students from Punjab to take the division improvement exam.”