Nagpur: Practically six years after it was first proposed by former vice chancellor SP Kane, Nagpur College has applied a 50:50 examination sample whereby faculties are instructed to conduct the primary, third and fifth semester exams of undergraduate non-professional programs (BA, BCom, BSc and different levels).
Exams for skilled programs for which admissions had been finished although the frequent entrance check (CET) could be carried out by the college, stated director of board of examination and analysis (BOEE) Prafulla Sable.
In the meantime, personal faculties are vehemently opposing NU’s transfer, saying it will be tough for them to carry exams within the absence of the required variety of instructing and non-teaching employees together with the infrastructure.
They accused the brand new administration beneath VC Subhash Chaudhari of forcing the exams on them with out taking their views into consideration.
Even when it was launched by Kane after which pro-VC Pramod Yeole in 2016, the affiliated establishments had resisted the system citing the identical causes. Kane, who termed the 50:50 examination system as his dream venture, couldn’t implement it till the tip of his tenure in 2020.
Sable, nevertheless, defended NU’s resolution, saying the proposal was cleared by all statutory our bodies like tutorial and administration councils the place representatives of the personal faculties had been current.
“This yr, they solely must conduct the primary semester exams which might be commencing from February 14. From subsequent yr, they are going to be entrusted with the duty of holding a 3rd semester paper. Within the subsequent yr, they might be holding fifth semester exams. Now we have given them a time slot from February 14 to twenty-eight to finish the formalities and ship the marks to us,” stated the director.
Former secretary of Principals’ Discussion board Anjan Naidu stated that although he didn’t oppose the NU’s initiative, the administration didn’t take the stakeholders into confidence earlier than “forcing the exams on them”.
“Earlier than taking such an enormous resolution, the NU prime brass ought to have spoken with all of the principals and academics on their preparedness. Many faculties lack instructing and non-teaching employees and infrastructure as nicely. They’ve taken the choice in haste with out convening even a single assembly on the topic until date.” stated Naidu.
Replying to Naidu, the BOEE director stated faculties had been advised to kind the cluster within the absence of employees and infrastructure to conduct the exams.
“Now we have not restricted their numbers within the cluster. They’ll share a query paper on the identical day. We’re offering 75% of scholars’ examination charges and protecting solely 25% with us. They’ll share this quantity with different faculties for holding the papers,” stated Sable.
Naidu, principal of DB Science Faculty in Gondia, stated NU has not clarified on how income could be shared between faculties through the cluster mannequin. “Why ought to a school with common employees and infrastructure assist one other missing amenities?. NU should consider its information of what number of faculties are having full employees and infrastructure and assist these missing in each these facets,” stated Naidu.
THE 50:50 EXAM SYSTEM
First, third & fifth semester exams: To be carried out by faculties
Second, fourth & sixth semester exams: To be held by college