An instructors’ body at Jadavpur University has asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to guarantee that the organization is given the necessary self-rule to direct the last semester assessments.

The Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association (JUTA), in an ongoing letter to Banerjee, additionally said the state government-specified date of October 31 for proclaiming results isn’t plausible as it falls soon after the Durga Puja merriments.

JUTA general secretary Partha Pratim Roy said that the college ought to be given the self-governance to choose the dates of appraisal and presentation of results.

The JUTA, the most prominent educators’ body in JU, needs a fast-finishing of the whole assessment measure however it ought to be chosen by the college itself, he said.

The warning gave by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to obligatorily lead last semester assessments by September 30 has put the understudies under pressure, the instructors’ body said.

The ongoing follow-up activity of the state Higher Education Department, requesting that the colleges direct the last semester assessments between October 1 and 18 and announce results by October 31, is further hindering the understudies, it said.

“If the colleges, as prompted by the state government, fix the evaluation in October, they should take the authorization of the UGC, according to the Supreme Court request on August 28.

“Given the current situation, where the UGC is by all accounts taking choices in a self-assertive and informal way, this may offer ascent to another arrangement of vulnerabilities concerning the giving of authorization to hold assessments in October which will press the understudies,” Roy said in the letter.

Bringing up that Durga Puja will be praised over the state from October 22, the JUTA stated, “If the appraisal cycle starts toward the start of October and is finished by October 18, as exhorted by the Higher Education Department, numerous understudies will pass up on the chance to join other higher instructive foundations or take up occupations.”

The JUTA reminded the prominent clergyman that the JU had at first arranged a convention for evaluation dependent on the Higher Education Department’s warning gave in April, which permitted the colleges to set up their own technique for appraisal.

“Nonetheless, after the majority of the evaluations were finished at JU, the division had given a new warning on June 27 proposing an 80-20 equation, wherein 20 per cent of the score for a paper would be granted dependent on the understudy’s exhibition during the last semester and 80 per cent would be given based on his/her outcomes in the past semester assessments,” it said.

Therefore, JU had to change the entire appraisal strategy and “plan consequences of the terminal semester/last year dependent on the June 27 warning and the outcomes arranged based on the said warning have now gotten excess”, the educators’ body said.

The JUTA said the Higher Education Department’s past warning to the state colleges to lead assessments in October “appeared to have been taken in scramble without mulling over the particular issues and issues looked by changed colleges”.

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