Staff Reporter

Answer script copy must for revaluation, resolves varsity academic council

It will be applicable for students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Concern over attitude of some colleges over

new courses

BANGALORE: The Academic Council of Bangalore University on Saturday resolved to make it compulsory for students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses to attach a photostat copy of answer scripts while applying for revaluation or challenge valuation.

It also resolved to make available photostat copies of answer scripts to PG students on payment of fee as even otherwise the students are entitled to get the copies under the Right to Information Act. If the copies are made available before students apply for revaluation, the council felt, the number of students seeking revaluation could come down. The revaluation fee would include the fee for obtaining photostat copies, it said.

The council was discussing the revised draft regulations for revaluation of answer scripts. If the examiners are aware that the copies of answer scripts they had valued would be made available to students concerned, they would be more alert, the council felt. The revised regulations would be sent to the Government for approval.

Dealing with a plea from a college to permit winding up of a particular course, members of the council felt that such requests should be made before the university prepares the seat matrix for admission to various courses. If closure is permitted after the seat matrix was announced, students would be put to difficulty, it felt.

Expressing concern over the growing tendency of colleges seeking affiliation to new courses only to seek permission to wind them up later, the council recommended that such institutions be barred from opening similar courses in future once they wind up the course voluntarily.

It also recommended imposition of penalty for the same, the amount of which would be decided later.

Vice-Chancellor H.A. Ranganath presided.

Registrar Sanjay Vir Singh was present.