The students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Ludhiana staged a protest against the discrepancies in the ‘relative marking system’ of Punjab Technical University adopted by the college. Students have been raising slogans against the PTU Vice Chancellor complaining that despite repeated requests the Vice Chancellor has not heeded to their queries regarding the flawed marking system.
Punjab Technical University introduced the ‘relative marking system’ in the year 2015 and declared the results for the three semesters following this system. However, it had been discontinued since and the University had introduced ‘absolute marking system.’ The students argue that the marking system has led to a drastic drop in their SGPA which has affected their overall performance. They demand that the University should declare the results of those three semesters once again using ‘absolute marking system.’
Students maintain that they have been suffering because of the University’s decision – “But for those three semesters, our mark sheets have been ruined. Even if a student scored 70 per cent, his/her SGPA has been marked as 5 or 5.5 due to relative marking system whereas it should have been 7 or above. This is simply not acceptable because we are facing trouble in sitting for placements. With less marks that too just because of PTU’s faulty marking system, our future has been put at stake. The V-C is not listening to the demands of students. Final year students are specially facing more trouble because they have to sit for placements,” Jagran Josh quoted a protesting student. Students have complained that due to the drop in their SGPA they have not been able to apply for the government jobs either which requires a minimum score of 60 percent.
However, the Principal Dr Sehijpal Singh remarked that they have written to PTU and that they are trying to find a solution.
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