KTU to seek explanation from 82 teachers over errors in BTech revaluation

KTU to seek explanation from 82 teachers over errors in BTech revaluation

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Technological University (KTU) syndicate has decided to seek explanations from 82 teachers over the errors in the revaluation of the BTech seventh semester exams. The syndicate also accepted the recommendations submitted by the sub-committee over conducting exams and valuation.

A complaint will be lodged with the cyber police based on the reports submitted by the four colleges over mass copying using WhatsApp.

After the first valuation of 2,08,226 answer sheets of the seventh semester, 24,854 papers were re-evaluated. In this, 24 per cent of the students, who had failed initially, cleared the exam; while 34.4 per cent achieved higher grade.

The 2617 students, with a difference of more than 15 marks, are eligible for a refund.

The notices will be first issued to 57 teachers, who carried out the revaluation in which over 15 per cent answer sheets registered a difference of more than 15 marks.

A conditional review system was set up from this year for those who had failed in the first two valuations. And students secured pass marks in 18 of the 25 answer sheets thus evaluated for the third time. An explanation will also be sought from 25 teachers as a difference of over 10 marks were noted between the first valuation and the review mark.

An appellate committee, led by the principals, will be formed to take a decision on the complaints raised by teachers over disciplinary measures.

A decision was also made to hold an online hearing over a complaint that digital classes were not regularly conducted at some colleges. Vice-chancellor Dr M S Rajasree presided over the meet.

District-level committees

District-level committees of senior teachers led by the principals will also be set up for the conduct of the exams. They will carry out surprise checks at all centres. Only those with a teaching experience of at least three years will be included in the committee for preparing question papers.

When centralised evaluation is held at colleges, classes will be avoided.

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