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For evaluating students in exams

TAMBARAM: The system of assessing students’ performance in examinations though grading method will replace the conventional system of allotting marks in colleges across the State from the 2008–2009 academic year, K. Ganesan, Higher Education Secretary, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 40th College Day function of S.D.N.B.Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet, Mr. Ganesan said the grading method would be applicable to all arts and sciences and technical institutions.

Students evaluated under the conventional system from here encountered certain problems when they went abroad for employment and higher studies, he said, while pointing out that grading method was followed the world over.

A difference by a few percentage points separated students who are in the same levels and grading method would eliminate that, Mr. Ganesan said.

“Be innovative”

The official also exhorted the students to be innovative during their academic days and also after getting a job.

Gopikrishna Gaddam, Head, Campus Relation, Cognizant Technology Solutions, delivered the keynote address and distributed prizes to meritorious students and former students of the college currently employed with his company.

S. N. Bhatt, chairman, and T. Sumithra, Principal, also spoke.

A cultural programme by students was also presented.