Now, KU students can assess evaluated answer scripts

Now, KU students can assess evaluated answer scripts

Move will promote transparency, accountability in system: Dean Academic Affairs

Students at University of Kashmir (KU) now onwards can assess their evaluated answer scripts before the award statement is finalized.

The decision according to officials has been taken to promote transparency and accountability in the evaluation system.

The KU officials said the decision was taken by the Vice-Chancellor KU during a meeting which was later approved by the University Council as well.

"The decision proposed by VC was discussed in the council meeting wherein it was approved for its implementation in the evaluation system in the varsity," Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Muhammad Ashraf Wani said.

He said the decision was approved by the Governor N N Vohra who is also the chairman of the University Council. "The move was approved by the council before the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed," he said.

He said the move would promote transparency and accountability in the system of evaluation in the University.

The Kashmir University Council is an apex body with Governor of JK state as Chairman of the council while as other members include Chief Minister, Education Minister, Financial advisor to KU, Finance Secretary, Higher education Commissioner Secretary and other nominated members.

"Now onwards the each regular student in any PG department of the university would be provided his answer script and internal assessment by the concerned teacher who has evaluated the paper," he said, adding that the students after going through the evaluation process would handover the answer script to the concerned evaluator on spot.

With the introduction of the new system of evaluation in the varsity the students can resolve their issues by a ‘simple representation’ submitted to the concerned higher ups in the University.

"Now there will be immediate remedial measures provided by the university. If the students are not satisfied with the marks or grade, they can discuss and resolve the issue on spot with the teacher concerned who has evaluated the paper," he said, adding that the students can approach the concerned departmental committee if the concerned teacher didn’t resolve the issue. "The departmental committee has to resolve the issue within two days."

He said if the matter remains unresolved the student can approach the Dean of the concerned faculty who will act as vigilance office to resolve the issue.

"Even if the concerned Dean fails to satisfy the students they can approach the Dean Academic Affairs who will act as ombudsman to resolve the issue," he said.