Reducing weightage of semester-end examination will dilute degree, says DU Teachers' group

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 25, 2023 10:34 IST

The Delhi University Academic Council will discuss these recommendations today; i.e. January 25. Teachers, criticising the new recommendations, said that "discussing the internal assessment scheme when the semester is going to conclude in three weeks shows the cavalier attitude” of the university administration towards academic matters.

Reducing weightage of semester-end examination will dilute degree, says DU Teachers' group

Reducing weightage of semester-end examination will dilute degree, says DU Teachers' group

Delhi University's cell for implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has proposed increasing the weightage assigned to internal assessments and splitting this segment into different components such as lectures and tutorials. 

This, a DU teachers' group has argued, will dilute the degree by reducing the weightage of semester-end examinations. Teachers also said that "the new internal assessment methods show mindlessness and hurried implementation of the new curriculum framework as it does not give clear directions on how to calculate internal marks."

Their statement also points out the assessments are being discussed with just three weeks to go before the end of the first semester. DU’s NEP Cell has made recommendations on various aspects of assessments including increasing the weightage of the continuous mode of assessment, components of tutorials, and minimum attendance.

The Delhi University Academic Council will discuss these recommendations today; i.e. January 25. Teachers, criticising the new recommendations, said that "discussing the internal assessment scheme when the semester is going to conclude in three weeks shows the cavalier attitude” of the university administration towards academic matters. In yet another example of the mindlessness of the scheme and its hurried implementation when most of the teaching is already complete, the university lists composition of internal assessment with 25 percent weightage whereas the proposed weightage for internal assessment in the document is 30 percent and 20 percent weightage. How this is all to be calculated is not made clear,” the Democratic Teachers’ Front, a DU teachers’ organisation said in a statement.

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