Students claim that the assessment model should be fair for all.HYDERABAD: Uncertainty over assessment has left undergraduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) students in Telangana jittery. This, after the high court sought the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) and universities’ view on cancellation of final exams and promotion of students based on past performance.
While majority of the students felt that the government should cancel the final UG and PG examinations, many also said they were apprehensive about the assessment model that would be adopted by the universities. “The universities should take into consideration every aspect such as attendance, performance in past semesters, internal exams, project work etc. while grading students. Assessment should not be purely based on performance in the past semester,” said G Venkata Prudhvi, third year BTech student from Khammam.
Many students also seemed worried as many universities have already collected examination fees from them. “If the university doesn’t conduct the exam then will it refund the fees that is already collected from us,” asked Vidya Janardhan, a degree student.
Students claim that the assessment model should be fair for all. “Our only demand is that since the government cannot conduct the examination during this pandemic, the assessment model should be in the interest of all the students. They should not come up with a model that suits only a section of it,” said Venkat Balmoori, president, National Students Union of India, who filed the public interest litigation in the Telangana High Court seeking postponement of the common entrance tests in the state.
Officials said that all the students are likely to be promoted as the TSCHE in its report to the government has recommended promotion of all students for the academic year 2019-20. The TSCHE has to provide clarity on UG and PG exams to the HC on July 9.