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Grading system for B.Tech. courses in Cusat

Staff Reporter

Managements of affiliated colleges remain sceptical


University has no plans to introduce the semester pattern for the B.Tech. courses this year.


KOCHI: The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has decided to implement grading system for its B.Tech. examinations from 2010-11.

The new system will be implemented at the university engineering departments, School of Engineering on Thrikkakara campus, Cochin University College of Engineering at Pulinkunnu, and its affiliated colleges.

Registrar N. Chandramohanakumar said on Tuesday that the evaluation of the first year B.Tech. students on the campus would be based on the grading system from this year onwards.

The grading pattern will be worked out in detail later.

Dr. Chandramohanakumar said that the university has no plans to introduce the semester pattern for the B.Tech. courses this year.

He said that the regular pattern of conducting the examinations after the completion of one year will be continued for B.Tech. programmes even as the evaluation method will be switched to the grading system.

Syndicate decision

The examination committee of the Syndicate had earlier suggested the introduction of grading system for the B.Tech. programmes.

But there was some confusion in the initial stages on whether the grading system will be introduced for B.Tech. programmes being offered by the affiliated colleges of Cusat.

Affiliated colleges

The university has been conducting the examinations for its 26 affiliated colleges across the State besides publishing the results.

The managements of the colleges had expressed their doubts over the move to introduce grading system for B.Tech. examinations this year.

Representatives of the colleges had informed the university authorities that the decision to implement the grading system in haste would de-rail the existing examination pattern.

Syllabus revision

They had also pointed out that they were not invited for discussions on revision of the B.Tech. syllabus in tune with the examination reforms. The managements were also doubtful whether introducing two separate systems for the B.Tech. examination will create more confusion while evaluating the performance of a student.

The university authorities have made it clear that all apprehensions over the grading system would be cleared and the new method will be implemented professionally.

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