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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has announced a 2019-2020 semester completion plan.
In the new plan, as a one-time measure due to the unavoidable situations arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, performance of the students in the Spring Semester 2019- 20 would not be counted for academic performance-based termination of programs, slow pace programs, and towards any other such “clauses”.
The plan, as per a statement issued by IIT Roorkee said, will “override several existing clauses”.
Earlier, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, or IIT Bombay, had also decided to end its spring semester and not conduct the final examination for 2019-20 academic session.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, or IIT Kharagpur, in similar lines, had also decided to evaluate the performance of students on the basis of their grades in the mid-semester examination, assignments and viva voce. It was decided in view of the students' inability to reach the campus to take the end semester examination because of the coronavirus lockdown.
During the nationwide lockdown from March 25, IIT Roorkee has continued the semester using online teaching methods.
However, “the completion of the semester will be carried out by grading the students while taking into account their performance up to mid-term examination and the assessment carried out during online teaching”, the statement adds.
The statement further added that on students’ request, a "pass" letter grade can also be converted to a satisfactory (S) grade without grade point. The weightage ranges of various evaluation components have been revised.
The IIT Roorkee statement said: “Online evaluation modes have been introduced for MTech and PhD Thesis and BTech Projects. Students who wish to do more work in their thesis are allowed to get their evaluations deferred.
Similarly, for MTech (first year) and PhD Course work seminar, the students who are not prepared and require more time may request for deferred evaluation, which will be conducted within the first four weeks of the next semester.”
Students of IIT Roorkee, as per the statement, can also appear in re-exams to improve their grades. They can resit any number of exams.