Students of APJ Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will now have the flexibility to use grace marks in any semester and in any year of the course. The new grace marks model was approved on Saturday by the AKTU examination committee.
Earlier, a student used to get 40 grace marks in a 4-year-course with the restriction that only 10 marks can be used in a year and maximum five marks to clear a subject.
Now, a student has flexibility of using 40 grace marks in any year as per the requirement. However, the new provision comes with a rider that maximum 15 grace marks can be used to clear a particular subject and for this he/she should have scored at least 15% marks in that subject.
Examination controller J P Pandey said the new system will be applicable from this session (2016-17) and will benefit over 32,000 students in around 615 engineering, architecture and pharmacy colleges affiliated to AKTU.
The meeting also decided that every college associated with AKTU will have to update student attendance online and in the case of any anomaly a fine of Rs 10 lakh will be imposed on the college.
special practical examination will be held for students who miss their regular practical exam. the student will be charged Rs 10,000 fee for the special exam.