IIT Roorkee introduces new “student friendly” grading system.

The new CGPA system aims to provide a broader evaluation system.

IIT Roorkee introduces new “student friendly” grading system.
By Pick A College updated on 18-Dec-2015            



IIT Roorkee was previously in the headlines for the controversial expulsion of 70 students for poor grades and since then the institution has been mulling over ways to tackle the problem.


On Saturday, 12 December 2015, the institution announced that it will now be following a new grading system, touted to be more student friendly then the previous system. Until now students who scored a D in their exam would not qualify and would have to give supplementary exams to get to the clear the exams. The apparent inability of the students to clear the exams has at various times been described to be a consequence of exam pressure and a heavy workload. It has also been suggested that the bad scores are a result students coming from weaker academic backgrounds and being unable to cope with the pressure.


The new system says Professor Pramod Aggarwal (Dean Academics) is nothing out of the ordinary. In fact it is supposed to be have been devised after a study of evaluation systems prevalent in other IITs.


As per the old Cumulative Grade Point Average System (CGPA) There were seven grades (A+, A, B+, B, C+, C and D) with A+ being the highest and equivalent to 10 points and D being equivalent to 4 points. The new system includes two new grades. It is as follows:


O

Outstanding 10 points

A

10 points

B+

9 points

B

8 points

C+

7 points

C

6 points

D+

5 points

D

4 points

  


According to the new system a student who scores D+ (5 points) now qualifies while a student who scores D (4 points) does not qualify and has to give a supplementary exam.




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