Jadavpur University will soon take a final decision on the supplementary examination. Supplementary examinations were to be held for the students who failed in the previous semester examinations. An official said the examination committee, including university officials, would meet next week or this week to make a final decision.
Given the current situation, it may not be possible to take the supplementary examination along with the final semester examination. We will discuss whether Grace Marks can be given to students of Arts, Science and Engineering faculties who have either failed or are unable to participate in the previous semester exams, ”the official said.
“Since classes have been postponed since March 17 and many students do not have access to online classes, they may not be able to prepare for the supplementary examination with the current semester question paper. We will reach a decision acceptable to all. Since the opening date of the campus is uncertain, we need to act fast, ”he added.
There is already a broad agreement between students and faculty not to take the exam but it needs final approval from the exam committee, the official added.
Under the current proposal, 40-50 percent emphasis will be placed on previous semester performance, classwork / projects and viva. The rest of the weightage will be given based on the test that the students will take from their home. Home exams can be taken online or by sending question papers to students’ homes.
Tina Bhattacharya, chairperson of the Arts Faculty Students’ Union, said, “We are looking at the outcome of the meeting. There may be a broad formula for all departments. However, there may not be a specific standard for each department.”
“We hope that in this unprecedented situation, an acceptable solution can be found to the satisfaction of all without compromising on health issues,” he added.