Thiruvananthapuram: Vice-chancellors' committee appointed by the government to study the issue of self-financing colleges would mainly look into complaints related to internal marks. The panel has MG University vice-chancellor Babu Sebastian as convenor and Kuncheria P. Isaac (APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University), M. K. C. Nair (Kerala University of Health Sciences) and Muhammed Basheer (Calicut University) as members. It would meet here on Tuesday. It would also hold a meeting with the education minister C. Raveendranath before finalising their terms of reference. Mr Sebastian told DC that the board would look into complaints that teachers are penalising students in the name of internal marks.
It would also take an assessment on the number of students who could not complete the course merely because of poor performance in internal marks and also make recommendations on how to tackle the issue, he said. The state government on Friday had constituted a four-member vice-chancellors committee to study matters of self-financing colleges on the recommendations of the VCs' meeting convened by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan the previous day after widespread complaints of victimisation. The committee was asked to submit their report within a month. It would present their recommendations on how to improve the academic quality and also on the measures to ensure transparency in the internal assessments. It would also look into measures needed to ensure that all self-financing colleges have effective college unions and parent teachers associations.