BU to skip 3rd revaluation if score is 15% or more

BU to skip 3rd revaluation if score is 15% or more

BU to skip 3rd revaluation if score is 15% or more
Bangalore University (BU) will abolish the third round of evaluation for students whose scores differ by 15% on revaluation, Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda said on Thursday.

Under the existing system, if there is a 15% difference in marks after revaluation, the answer script is sent to a third examiner for another evaluation. The process sometimes takes six to seven months. To save time, the paper will be checked by two evaluators during revaluation and there will be no third round. An average of scores given by each evaluator during revaluation will be awarded as the final score, the vice-chancellor told reporters after a meeting of the university’s Syndicate.

To introduce the changes, the university will amend its evaluation rules and seek the approval of the Governor, who is also its chancellor. The new system will come into force once the Governor gives his approval.

The university has also increased the mess fee for hostellers from Rs 50 to Rs 65 per day, starting April. The monthly scholarship has been increased by Rs 1,000.

“We have received Rs 20 crore from the Social Welfare Department. Rs 5 crore will be spent on building hostels for boys and girls at Jnanabharathi and Central College campuses,” Gowda said.

The university has received Rs 13.89 crore from the North Eastern Council to build a hostel for students from that region. Tenders for the project have been invited and the foundation stone will be laid in April. The Syndicate also approved a proposal to purchase Rs one crore worth of books for the library, he added.

Convocation next month
As many as 44,757 students will get degree certificates and 92 gold medals at BU’s 51st convocation next month. But the university will not award any honorary doctorates this time, following opposition from different quarters.