“Due to the numerous requests received from students and parents, the university has decided to consider providing relief to students from appearing for the end semester examination of the ongoing semester. The institute has always been sensitive to genuine concerns of our dear students and have always supported and helped them,” MIT stated in a letter sent to VI, IV and II Semester BTech students on Tuesday.
After due consideration and extensive consultation with all stakeholders, MIT decided to grade theory courses based on prorating of Internal Assessment (IA) marks and performance of students in the available previous semester, as a one-time measure, for the ongoing semester only. The prorating would be on similar lines as followed in the previous academic year.
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Additionally, students have an option to apply for improvement of grade for theory courses by appearing for the Grade Improvement Examination (GIE), without any academic penalty. This examination will be conducted through Online Protocol mode and will be scheduled from the first week of August. The detailed schedule will be notified shortly. It may be noted that the better of the two grades will be reflected in the gradesheet, should any student opt for GIE, the letter stated.
It may be recalled that TOI had highlighted about a section of students from MIT taking social media by storm demanding cancellation or modification of the end semester exams in the wake of the pandemic. The students either wanted cancellation of end semester exams or conduct of an unproctored exam.