Chennai: Anna University is planning to conduct a supplementary exam for final year students studying under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) on its four campuses.
The academic council of Anna University relaxed arrear rules for the students studying under CBCS (2017 regulations) in affiliated engineering colleges and allowed them to write arrears immediately following semester exams.
It further passed another resolution to help the university students who are studying under CBCS.
Under the CBCS, if the students failed to clear a subject, they have to reappear along with regular students when that course is offered next time. It means if a student could not clear a course in an odd semester, he or she can only reappear for the exam when the course is offered next year.
"The new rule will help the university students to finish their courses within the four years instead of spending an extra year if they fail to clear the subjects in seventh or eighth semesters," a member of the academic council said.
The Choice Based Credit System was introduced at four campuses of Anna University - College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet, Alagappa College of Technology and School of Architecture and Planning in Guindy - in 2015.
"The first batch of students studying under the CBCS system now graduated to the fourth year. As per the existing rules, if they fail to clear any subject in seventh or eighth semesters, they have to study an extra year to clear the arrears," sources from the university said.
So, the university plans to introduce supplementary exams for the courses they register in seventh or eighth semesters.
"We will introduce open day revaluation for November/December 2018 exams. If any students fail to clear after the revaluation, we want to give them an opportunity to finish their course in the current year itself," officials from the university said.
Under the open day revaluation, the university plans to conduct the revaluation in front of the students. "Conducting open day revaluation will be a challenging task. We will try that out for odd semester exams (November/December) after getting approval from the Syndicate," they said.
Generally, the students were given offer letters in the campus placements when they study in the seventh or eighth semester.
"This move would help them to finish the courses and retain their employment," professors said. The internal exam marks also will carry over to the supplementary exams....