Universities in Kerala to undergo 50 major changes; Exam results to be published within 30 days

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Examination Reforms Commission has submitted a report proposing 50 major changes in higher education examinations. The commission has also proposed to the universities to implement an education project based on the object of studies.

The committee headed by Prof CT Aravindakumar has come up with the suggestions which are slated to be effective from the next academic year.

According to Higher Education Minister Dr R Bindu, the recommendations of the commission will be implemented after constituting an executive committee in which the commission members and IT experts from all universities will be included.

The major recommendations of the commission are as follows:

  • Exam results must be published within 30 days of the last exam
  • Internal exams must be conducted by respective colleges
  • Internal Assessment Results should be published two weeks before the commencement of the last semester exam
  • Evaluation of term-end external exams should be conducted by respective colleges
  • All higher education centres should have a counselling centre
  • Moderation and the double benefit of giving grace marks should be avoided
  • The provisional certificates should be issued within 15 days of publishing exam results
  • Within 30 days of publishing exam results, degree certificates should be issued
  • On-screen revaluation mechanism should be adopted
  • The practice of giving weightage for attendance should be stopped
  • UG PG Admission procedures should be completed within June and July
  • Admissions to PG programmes should be through an entrance exam and by considering its score
  • Exams should not be postponed for any matter other than natural calamities
  • PhD thesis evaluation should be completed within 90 days
  • At least 40 per cent weightage should be given for internal assessment

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