GUWAHATI, April 30 � The State unit of the Students� Federation of India (SFI) has demanded immediate steps to remove the anomalies in the Gauhati University (GU) grading system.
In a statement, the SFI State unit said that its members will stage demonstration in the Gauhati University campus on May 2 demanding removal of the anomalies in the grading system of the university and announcement of the results of the university examinations in time, among others.
The student body said the semester system introduced by the university was anomalous from the very beginning. When the SFI launched an agitation for removing the anomalies in the semester system of the university, the university authorities assured the students� body steps to remove the anomalies by April 30.
In response to the agitational programme announced by the Kamrup (Metro) unit of the student body, the GU authorities assured steps to fulfill the demands raised by the former. But the present grading system of the university is so anomalous that there arises a difference of five per cent between two students for a difference of one mark.
Moreover, the university authorities have claimed that a student getting marks between 90 and 100 will be credited 10 points. But when converted into percentage, addition of these 10 points makes the total 95. Thus, it is impossible for a student to get more than 95 marks under the present system.
The university authorities have not taken any step to declare the results of the semester examinations in time. They have also failed to introduce the repeat examination facilities for those students, who got �C� grade. They have also displayed a nonchalant attitude towards the issue of providing reexamination facilities to those who get �back� in any paper. This has prevented a section of the students from appearing in the sixth semester, alleged the student body.
If the results of the sixth semester examinations held this time are not declared in time, many students of the State would be deprived of the scope to get themselves admitted to the PG classes in the universities located outside the State, asserted the student body.
The student body also came up with a suggestion of an alternative grade point, claiming that this would provide relief to the students from the flawed marking system of the university.