Students of the Visvesvaraya Technological University can breathe a sigh of relief as the varsity has changed a rule that was giving them the shivers if they had to go through the process of revaluation. Because until last semester exam, if a student went for revaluation, the university would consider the marks after revaluation as the final marks, without taking into consideration the marks obtained in the first valuation for all its CBCS scheme students of UG and PG programmes.
With the change of rules for CBCS students (UG and PG), if a student fails after revaluation or scores fewer marks after the revaluation, the examination authority will consider the higher marks of the two (first evaluation and revaluation).
Many students were afraid to opt for revaluation, fearing that they would end up in a worse shape after than before. Malthesh Shekar, a student of Mechanical Engineering, told BM, “After we get our results, we had to go through turmoil. It was just a matter of chance, if we put our papers up for revaluation. Because if we got fewer marks than the original score, we would be in trouble. Which is why most of us did not opt for revaluation.”
The varsity officials said this decision was taken a month ago in the Board of Studies meeting.
What students need to know
Prof Satish Annigeri, Registrar (Evaluation), who issued the curricular notifying consideration of marks after evaluation, has stated the details of the revaluation marks consideration.
* If the revaluation marks are fewer than the original marks, the original marks shall be retained.
* If the marks after revaluation are higher than the original marks, the revaluation marks shall be awarded up to a maximum of 15 years.
* If the difference of marks between first valuation and revaluation is more than 15, the script will be evaluated by a third valuer. After the third valuation, the marks will be considered on the basis of a) average of the nearest two marks or b) When the difference between the nearest two marks in the first, second and the third valuation is equal, then the average of higher two marks.
Source – Banglore Mirror