Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 March 2017
News updated at 12:52 PM IST

Teachers to mark papers on off days

New Delhi, Nov 19, 2012, DHNS:

DUTA unhappy, varsity says its for results in time

Delhi University issued a notification telling teachers that they will need to come to work on Saturdays and Sundays too for the evaluation of semester-end exam papers. DU officials said the move was to ‘ensure timely results’.

“The working schedule is fixed for all days, including Saturdays and holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm. The details of remuneration for evaluation of answer scripts, travelling allowance, and refreshment charges are available at central evaluation centre,” said a letter sent from the deputy registrar’s office. “Performing the assigned work of evaluation is mandatory for all colleges’ teachers as per academic council or executive council resolutions and their service conditions.”

Although, last year the evaluation centre was open on all days, teachers were not ‘forced’ to come on Saturdays and public holidays, said Abha Dev Habib, professor of physics at Miranda House. “Last year, depending on the evaluation speed, teachers were free to choose if they wanted to come on holidays. Earlier, in annual mode, teachers were allowed to take answer scripts home for evaluation,” she said.

Last year, only first year and second year Science stream students were on semester mode, said a senior official. This academic year first and second year students are on semester mode thus the pressure is more. “The evaluation period is not more than 10 days. Teachers should cooperate,” he said.

Delhi University Teachers Association which is on a relay hunger strike for the last 41 days criticised the cancellation of all leave of teachers (taken in advance) as it is clashing with the evaluation days schedule. “One of the college has denied leave to teachers for the upcoming refresher and orientation courses which are mandatory for many teachers as it is a requirement put forth by University Grants Commission to get promotions,” said a DUTA member.

“When teachers asked the controller of examination, he said that teachers have to check 200 answer-scripts per day and cannot take leave.” said the member, adding that the clash is of one day. Around 1 lakh students will sit for these semester-end exams.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Crime Branch officials display seized silver worth rupees 90 Lakh at a press conference in Thane...

Crime Branch officials display seized silver worth rupees 90 Lakh at a press conference in Thane...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez during an event in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez during an event in Mumbai...

An oil tanker catches fire at a petrol pump in Nongrim Hills, Shillong...

An oil tanker catches fire at a petrol pump in Nongrim Hills, Shillong...

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama interacts with Australian cricket team captain Steve...

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama interacts with Australian cricket team captain Steve...

Medical students form the sign of 'TB' as they observe World Tuberculosis Day in Shimla...

Medical students form the sign of 'TB' as they observe World Tuberculosis Day in Shimla...

Renowned Kathak dancer Jayanti Mala performing at the Taj Mahotsav in Agra...

Renowned Kathak dancer Jayanti Mala performing at the Taj Mahotsav in Agra...

Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523