KU pulls up college teachers for lax approach over evaluation of answer sheets
Srinagar: After facing criticism over declaring flawed results, the Kashmir University (KU) authorities have pulled up the college principals for taking evaluation of answers papers lightly.
The controller examination on Monday issued a circular to all the college principals regarding the matter and directed them to take the evaluation process seriously.
As per the circular, the controller examination has stated that some of the paper evaluators do not evaluate the answer scripts on their own and instead assign the job to the contractual staff of the colleges.
“Hiring of contractual staff amounts to serious misconduct and violation of service rules,” the circular reads.
The controller examination has instructed the principals of the colleges, associated with the evaluation process to direct the permanent faculty members to evaluate the answer scripts of their own instead of engaging any contractual staff for it.
“You cannot engage any contractual staff member for evaluation unauthorizedly,” the circular reads.
The circular has been issued at a time when the KU authorities had to cut a sorry figure for declaring flawed results of undergraduate students enrolled in colleges.
An official in KU said the new controller has taken a strict note of the laxity and has directed the officials in the examination department and others at college level to take the issue seriously.
“He has also set deadline for submission of award sheets of students within a stipulated time period to the KU authorities in examination wing for early declaration of results,” he said.
The controller in his circular has warned the evaluators of serious action in case of any dereliction in duties.
“Any dereliction will invite administrative action and will be taken up with department of higher education for calculating APR of these faculty members,” the circular reads.
Meanwhile, the students by and large have appreciated the move saying that the examination process is in a mess and needs reforms for the betterment of students.
“Earlier many students were declared to have not qualified after results were declared but later they were declared pass on the basis of reevaluation of answer scripts,” said Sanna, a student from Budgam.