Earlier, students scoring below 16 in a 100-mark paper, below 14 in a 75-mark paper and less than 12 in a 60-mark paper were not eligible. “There have been genuine cases of students complaining of discrepancies in assessment,” said a professor, adding that the BMS semester-V exam in November 2015 was a case in point, where many top-scorers failed in the financial management paper and could not even apply for re-evaluation as they scored less than 12 marks.
“If the university is unable to handle the current burden of re-evaluation and results are indefinitely delayed, relaxing the eligibility criteria will only add to the applications. Chances of corruption will increase too. Though it is a good move, the university will need to have a foolproof system in place,” said a professor. Though the VC claimed that it was a first-of-its kind initiative, professors claimed that the system was in practice a decade ago.
The university will accept re-evaluation applications from the March exam without documents; they may review the policy later, as it was opposed by some university officials. Many students are bound to benefit from the re-evaluation of internal assessment papers. “We will have to wait and see how this will work as no applications for re-evaluation have been received till now, and we are awaiting guidelines,” said a principal.