Presidency College, Kolkata. (HT file)
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The Presidency University has published results for both bachelor and postgraduate courses and rated the work of the past semester by equally weighting past achievements and internal assessments, Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia said on Saturday.

The Presidency was the second university in West Bengal to publish results after the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Technical University (MAKAUT) in the context of the CIVID-19 pandemic.

Presidency University results were released on Friday, Lohia said, adding that 50 percent of the overall grades were based on continuous internal reviews and the rest were satisfied with homework and projects and students.

A university official said that 90 percent of students passed both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees last year with over 70 percent.

After the outbreak of the corona virus, the education department decided to cancel the final exams for all courses at state and supported universities.

On June 27, there was a recommendation that universities weight 80 percent of a candidate’s best overall score in previous semesters and 20 percent of the internal score for grading the semester’s theses.

However, the department had no objection to the presidency’s decision to opt for a 50:50 ratio.

Each university institute has the autonomy to decide on its own assessment process depending on the situation, said an official from the education department.

The proposed ratio of 80:20 would have affected the results of the current semester of students in the last academic year, and the union could negotiate it at 50:50, the university student council told the presidency in a statement.

“After the results were published, it became clear that most of the graduates and postgraduates did very well this semester last year and benefited from these negotiations,” it said.

MAKAUT had previously announced results on July 20. All private engineering schools and management schools are affiliated to this university.

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