Delhi University to start re-evaluation of answer sheets

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DU to start re-evaluation of answer sheets

New Delhi, Oct 21: Delhi University has decided to revive the practice of re-evaluation of answer sheets, which was stopped last year due to the introduction of multiple examiner evaluation systems.

"The re-evaluation of answer sheets, which had become infructuous because of introduction of checking of answer sheets by multiple examiners, will be reverted back and answer sheets will be examined by single examiner," Joint Registrar (Academic) Ram Dutt said in an official notification.

DU had last year decided to scrap the re-evaluation system and replace it with a 're-checking' practice wherein only the totalling errors were to be rectified and all other requests were not to be entertained as the answer sheets had already been evaluated at multiple levels.

Students had been demanding rollback citing that many of them had to waste an entire year due to non-availability of re-evaluation, supplementary and special chance in the exams. [Delhi University launches compulsory course in Environmental studies]

"The students could apply for re-evaluation only in case of error in totalling of marks or any question has not been evaluated. However, the system didn't allow redress of unjustified allocation of marks," Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) President Mohit Nagar said.

DU authorities said that the decision has been made taking cognisance of a large number of representations received from students in the matter. "The procedure and guidelines of re-evaluation will be laid down by the university soon," the Joint Registrar said.

Meanwhile, the students who had failed in the first year of the Four Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and could not take admissions due to various reasons will be allowed to be re-admitted to first year.

"The attendance of such students will be counted from date of their admission and their internal assessment will be conducted by college or they will be awarded internal assessment marks as per approved procedure by University," the notification said.

The last date for submission of admission and examination forms for such students is October 29, 2014.

PTI

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