No Sept internal exams for govt colleges

Students in city government colleges now have a reason to cheer.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 24, 2012 2:35:01 am

Students in city government colleges now have a reason to cheer. The internal assessment exams for undergraduate courses — held in September every year — will now be replaced with subject-wise presentations from this session.

The key idea behind laying emphasis on the evaluation of presentation skills of students is to improve the communication skills among students,sayofficials.

Every year,two internal examinations are held in city colleges — one each in September and December. Both these exams carry weightage in the annual examinations held in April.

The UT Administration has proposed to do away with the September exams,since the December exams are scheduled and evaluated by the Panjab University.

UT Director,Higher Education,Ajoy Sharma,said,“The students generally remain overburdened with exams since they consume over a week and affect teaching hours,one after another. Instead of evaluating them on the basis of written exams,we thought of enhancing their skills as well as confidence levels.”

The September and December exams contribute 20 per cent of the total 100 marks calculated in the final exams. Within this share,while the 40 per cent weightage is given to the September exams,60 percent weightage goes to the December exams.

There are a total of 11 government colleges in the city,all affiliated to PU. The move,if successful,may be extended to private colleges also,say officials.

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