GUWAHATI, June 16 � Now onwards, the viva will carry no marks for selection of college teachers, with the State Government doing away with the viva marking system with immediate effect. The viva used to carry 30 marks.
Briefing newsmen, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the move was necessitated by the absence of a uniform assessment for viva marking, and that it would render the selection process transparent and anomaly-free.
The State Government had earlier effected similar changes in the selection process for schoolteachers.
Sarma said that as part of ongoing educational reforms, a move was afoot to replace SEBA and AHSEC�s present assessment system by introducing grading in the lines of the CBSE for Class X and XII exams.
�A committee of educationists is studying the matter, and the grading system is likely to be introduced in a phased manner,� he added.
Sarma said that this August onwards, special classes would be held for candidates who had failed to clear the HSLC Examination.
The minister further said that the State Government had been in touch with the NCERT and the CBSE for inclusion of regional history and geography in the syllabus.
Sarma revealed that the scheme of awarding computers was likely to be extended to cover second division-holders in the HSLC exam. �The computers are now going to have updated subject material from the Internet,� he added.
On the results of the HSLC exam declared on Friday, Sarma said that government-run schools had shown a comparatively better performance, accounting for a major share of the first and second division-holders.