Kottayam: The decision of the MG university syndicate to suspend classes at the more than 200 aided colleges under the university for 12 days from Monday to conduct the centralized valuation of the examination sheets has invited much criticism.
Teachers of these colleges rue that the latest decision of the university would result in the loss of classes and the teachers would find it difficult to complete the portions in the limited time. The university syndicate had decided to conduct 8 centralized valuation camps for the valuation of the answer sheets starting from November 13 to 25.
"The latest decision is an unprecedented move not practiced by any universities in the country so far. As per the syndicate decision, the entire teaching staff is supposed to attend the valuation camps", Dr K. M. Benny, Kerala private College teachers association regional secretary told DC.
Teachers of the colleges say that these institutions would be forced to not complete the mandatory 90 days of class at a semester. "The publication of the results mostly gets delayed by the lagging in the tabulation process. So completing the valuation will not alone help the publishing of the results," Prof Rony K. Baby, associate professor at St Dominic's College, Kanjirapally told DC.
But MG university syndicate member K. Sharafidin said, "Through this we hope to declare the results within one month. Previously the declaration of the results got delayed for a long time.”