Jadavpur University will soon take a final call on the supplementary exams. Supplementary exams were to be held for the students who had failed in previous semester exams. The examination committee including university officials will meet next week or this week for the final decision, an official said.
Considering the present situation, it may not be possible to hold supplementary tests along with the final semester exams. We will be discussing if the students of Arts, Science and Engineering faculties can be given grace marks for the previous semester exams they have either failed or unable to attend, “the official said.
“As classes remain suspended since March 17 and many students do not have the facility for online classes, they might not be able to prepare for the supplementary exams along with that of the current semester papers. We will arrive at a decision acceptable to everyone. Since the date of opening the campus remains uncertain, we have to act quickly, ”he added.
Already there is a broad agreement among students and faculties not to conduct exam but this needs final approval from the exam committee, the official added further.
As per the current proposal, 40-50 percent weightage will be given to the previous semester performances, classwork / projects and viva. The rest of the weightage will be given based on the exam in which students will appear from their home. The home exams can be conducted online or by sending question papers to the students’ homes.
Arts Faculty Students’ Union chairperson Teena Bhattacharya said, “We are looking at the outcome of the meeting. There can be a broad formula for all the departments. But a particular yardstick may not be applicable in case of each and every department.”
“We hope that in this unprecedented situation, an acceptable solution will be arrived at to the satisfaction of everyone without compromising on health issues,” she added.