Students can get corrections or clarifications. If they are not satisfied, the issue will be referred to a committee of subject experts who would evaluate answer scripts in the students’ presence.
The new system has come into effect for the November/December 2019 semester exams of Anna University’s four campuses – College of Engineering, Guindy; Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet; Alagappa College of Technology; and School of Architecture and Planning.
The university is now publishing results of BE, BTech and ME, MTech programmes after holding valuation clarification day in each department. “Except for first year BE, BTech students, all students were given hard copies of evaluated answer scripts during end-semester valuation clarification day. We are cutting down on revaluation and thereby any scope for manipulation. It will bring transparency,” said Anna University officials.
Answer scripts of first-year students are being evaluated digitally for the first time. They will get digital copies of answer sheets soon.
HoD will fix a date for valuation clarification day
As per new regulations, the HoD will fix a date for valuation clarification day. On that day, the HoD or nominee, the course instructor concerned, and a subject expert will be present. “Where a student is not satisfied with clarifications, the matter can be referred to the committee, which would evaluate the answer script again in front of the student concerned,” officials added.
The revised marks will be entered into the system on the spot to avoid errors or manipulation. A student who does not attend the valuation clarification day cannot seek further clarifications. The results will be published after end-semester valuation clarification day.
On an average, Anna University evaluates around 30,000 answer scripts every semester and students seek revaluation of at least 3,000 answer scripts (10%).
Students can save money with the new process as revaluation costs ₹500 per paper — ₹300 for a photocopy of the answer sheet and ₹200 as fee. Students need not pay any fee for attending valuation clarification day. More than 4000 students have appeared for the UG and PG exams in odd-semester (November/December) exams. Usually, 10% of students will apply for revaluation.