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Punjab Govt scraps intermediate semester exams

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 18

In the light of a spurt in Covid-19 cases in the state, a committee of the Punjab's Technical Education Department today decided not to conduct theory examinations of intermediate semesters.

In the decision conveyed to the Vice-Chancellors of the IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University and Secretary, Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, the committee has decided that as recommended by the UGC, the grading for the theory exams would comprise of 50 per cent marks of the pattern of internal evaluation adopted by the universities and the remaining 50 per cent marks can be awarded on the basis of performance in previous semester, if available. The universities have been asked to work out the modalities of awarding the marks.

The committee has further said the students should also be given the option to take exams to improve their marks. For such students, a special exam should be conducted at a time deemed conducive. The marks obtained by students in this examination should be treated as final.

Nearly 1.50 lakh students are enrolled with the two state technical universities. Acting on the directions of the AICTE, the technical education board has already issued instructions to polytechnic colleges to promote students of second and fourth semesters while conducting exams only for students of the final semester. Around 50,000 students of polytechnics are enrolled with the board. Of these, 17,000 are in the final year.

TECH COURSES: GRADING FOR THEORY EXAMS

  • As per the UGC recommendations, the grading for the theory exams will comprise of 50 per cent marks on the pattern of internal evaluation
  • Remaining 50 per cent marks can be awarded on the basis of performance in previous semester, if available
  • For students interested in taking exams, a special exam might be conducted at a time deemed conducive


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