IKG PTU Academic Council took more steps for Transparency & Employability
- University will start Concept of Major & Minor Degree Certification to enhance the employability
- Now, Students get scanned copy of evaluated answer sheets without RTI
- Parallel procedure to RTI for saving the time of students
- Decision will discourage the re-evaluation trends among students: Vice Chancellor Prof. Sharma
- University holds 51st Academic Council Meet
For maximum transparency in examination evaluation system & to enhance employability through academic certification, I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University is now taking more steps through its academic council. It was unanimously decided in University 51st Academic Council meet, which was held on Tuesday.
During the deliberations of Academic Council, a major agenda related to direct student benefits was to start concept of Minor & Major Degree certificate. Under this concept one stream student, if interested to study in another stream subjects, can continue with their favourite other stream subjects. University will provide these students major degree in particular admitted stream and minor certification in favourite other stream. This concept will support students in employability. After getting two major & minor certificates students can apply for two different field jobs.
University also put an agenda to provide scanned copy of evaluated answer sheets to the concerned students, who are studying in IKG PTU campuses as well as in affiliated colleges. To avail this facility, student shall be required to apply within 10 days from declaration of result through login ID of Head of department of respective college and a nominal fee shall be charged per answer sheet. It is worth mentioning that before this IKG PTU was providing copy of answer sheets through RTI (Right to Information Act) provisions only, which was a time taking process. After getting approval of this agenda, University students can check their performance in actual through scanned copy of answer sheets. The academic council meeting was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor IKG PTU.
On this occasion Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sharma said that decision will discourage the re-evaluation trends among students studying in various campuses and affiliated colleges. After reviewing agenda, he shared facts that Mumbai University, CBSE, New Delhi and few institutions of other states are already providing this facility to their students, which is a less time taking exercise. He also said that major & minor degree concept will provide new opportunities to students.
Director Academics Dr Balkar Singh said that facility shall be made available to each and every student, including student appearing in any Special Chance Examination too. For any such students, including where Login facility is not available, he /she shall fill the examination form manually and shall have to deposit the requisite fee through DD, in the name of Registrar, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University Jalandhar payable at Jalandhar.
An agenda related to rationalization of Internal/session marks was also on high deliberations. University officials shared their observations that some private colleges are awarding more than 90% of Internal marks to all the students and some good institutes are awarding Internal marks between 60% - 90%. There is no mechanism for rationalization or verification of the internal marks awarded by the affiliated colleges. University constituted a committee to check facts and recommendations were discussed between all council members and received majority of endorsement. University will soon notify a set of rules on it.
The other important agenda like to start of B. Tech (Plastic Technology) course and constitution of Board of Studies of Plastic Technology, Improvement in Grade and Consideration of Cases in grading system at par with 40% pass rule, Implementation of Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme for Admission in Non-AICTE courses were also a part of major deliberations. Total 17 agendas are the part of 51st academic council meeting.