NIT Srinagar: External examiners may evaluate the answer scripts

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Following the demand of students for external evaluation of their final examination answer sheet the NIT Srinagar, board on Monday, March 11, agreed on considering this issue.

NIT, Srinagar the board of Governors (BoG) has recently said that they might consider the demand for external evaluation.

The demand in this regard has come into light after local students said that they fear of being discriminated by the resident professors of the institute. Earlier, the local students also demanded their transfer to other NIT institute, however, the centre rejected their demand.

While speaking on this issue, a senior official said, "We are also looking at introducing evaluation of final exam answer scripts from external examiners across all 31 NITs. The details are being worked out."

External examiners may check the answer scripts

Non-Kashmir students boycotted the examination

However, non-Kashmir students on Sunday boycotted the examination even after getting an option to appear for it. This decision came after members from various student organisations belonging from fields like architecture, IT, among others tried to enter the college premises in order to stand with non-local students.

NIT, Srinagar final examinations started from Monday. Over 200 students have chosen to take these exams later. The number is expected to go up till 300, as per the ministry.

As per the reports, the Human Resource Ministry (HRD) has requested the principal, but the final decision should be in the hands of BoG and Senate.

The joint secretary of the ministry, Shashi Prakash Goyal will also be attending the meeting at the campus. As the Senate is the top decision-making body of the university, the sources said that the BoG is also authorised to take decision in this regard.

The HRD ministry is in the process of sending some of the best faculty members from IIT-NIT system to the institute.

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