The Syndicate meeting to be held on April 15 will deliberate on the recommendations of a committee dated March 4 constituted to look into the feedback received from 11 colleges on the letter of Ajoy Sharma,Director Higher Education (DHE) suggesting an alternative system of internal assessment.
The committee has recommended that the house test being conducted in December should continue as based on subjective type questions with 50 per cent marks. The style of paper should be the same as in the final examination. Secondly,the House test being conducted in September should be replaced with objective type questions with 20 per cent marks.
The committee further recommended that the test should be completed with the class-room time table within a period as specified by college,departments and class teachers.
Lastly,it recommended that pedagogic activities such as lecturers,workshops,seminars,project work,field trips,case studies,role play,quiz,power point presentation,and community out-of-reach activities be conducted at any time convenient to the teachers,but assessment award must reach the varsity according to the stipulated schedule.
The detailed agenda has a total of 376 pages having 38 items for consideration,18 for ratification and four information items.
The syndics will also deliberate on the resolution,of the Board of Control of English department,of increasing the pass percentage of the entrance examination for MA English from 20 per cent to 35 per cent.
Interestingly,the Syndics will also deliberate on recommendations of a committee formed to take an appropriate policy decision regarding the payment of landline telephone bills installed at the residence of officers.
The committee held that the varsity is providing approximately 50 residential telephones to its officers. Now with the Punjab government having fixed the mobile allowance to various categories,the same has been adopted by the PU. In view of this,the audit has pointed out that varsity could not give double benefit to the employees – landline and mobile,so except the V-C,secretary to V-C,DUI,special officer to V-C,registrar,DSW,DSW(S),Controller of Examination,DCDC,Dean Alumni,FDO,medical officer,all wardens,director public instructions,deputy secretaries-general,colleges,secrecy,exams and conduct,from all others,facility of landline telephone is withdrawn.
Issue of relieving DUI Prof R K Kohli on deputation so he can join as V-C,DAV University,Jalandhar.
Issue of whether Prof Paramjit Singh Jaswal,V-C at Rajiv Gandhi National University Law ,Patiala be treated on deputation with effect from April 24,2012 to January 24,2014.
Grant of temporary extension of affiliation for M Phil in Psychiatry,Social Work and M Phil in clinical Psychology to Government Medical College and Hospital,Sector 32.
To take appropriate action against S C D government college,Ludhiana for not appointing a regular faculty.