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Underprivileged students want change in evaluation system
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 20
Underprivileged students feel that he evaluation process has a lot of weaknesses due to which, at times, meritorious students suffer.

The students attend classes for about a year and are given a chance to prove themselves in three years. But they are tested by the examiners in less than five minutes.

The students feel that evaluation process needs to be streamlined and made transparent for the betterment of the student community and bright future.

These views were expressed by several students during their interaction with the DPI (Colleges), Dr Kanwarjit Singh, recently.

Answering the queries of students, the DPI said the government was aware that the evaluation system had become obsolete. He said efforts were being made to streamline the system, with recommendations of certain suggestions to the universities.

"We are asking the universities to plug the loopholes of the evaluation system," said Dr Kanwarjit.

He said the teachers who did not take the classes sincerely and left the students in the lurch, were the greatest enemies of students. While interacting with a group of students belonging to the socially underprivileged section at the Capability enhancement training programme conducted by the Vardhman group of industries at Vardhman Training and Development Centre recently said that the government was aware that the education system was not totally employment oriented and the students were struggling and working hard for employment after passing out their degrees but he said that life was not just “rozi-roti” and the traditional courses had their own role to play in society. He asked the students to adopt a positive attitude. He said evolution was better than revolution.

Many students complained that no efforts were made by the institutions to develop the personality of the students, especially the underprivileged ones. Dr Kanwarjeet said that personality was developed by practice.

In an hour-long interactive session, Dr Kanwarjit Singh said self-sponsorship in the western countries had made the students community more responsive and they adopted the concept of “Earn-Learn-Learn-Earn and Enjoy”. He said that directorate was convinced that industry-institute interface was the need of the hour and an industry-institute interface cell at the state level will be created.



Girls get top positions in ICSE exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 20
Like every year, this year, too, girls have bagged the top three positions in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Board Education (ICSE) Examination of class X in the results declared yesterday.

The toppers Sudeev Grewal, 92 per cent, Gagandeep Kaur 90.6 per cent, and Parneet Kaur secured 90 per cent. All are students of Sacred Heart Convent, Jamalpur.

Sudeev was rather disappointed with her marks, as she said that she expected to secure marks between 93 to 94 per cent . She said that she did not go for any tuitions and studied regularly on her own, and that helped her to get the top position in the examination, adding that she aims to become a mechanical engineer. She appreciated the support given to her by the staff of the school.

All 135 students of the school have cleared the ICSE board examination.



Meritorious students felicitated
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 20
Meritorious students of various schools of the local town and surrounding villages were felicitated at a function organised by the local unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad at Dyanand Adarsh Vidyalya High School here today.

The function was presided over by Rakesh Sehgal, state president (east) of the organisation, and Harsih Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary (local bodies) was the chief guest.

Dhanda appreciated the role of the social organisation in encouraging students and promoting talent among them.

Newly elected office-bearers, including Bijender Sharma (president), Rajpal Garg and Des Raj Sharma (patrons), Rajinder Goyal (cashier) and Dharm Pal Goyal, were administered oath of faithfulness to the constitution of the organisation.

The organisers presented mementoes and books to about 50 students (toppers in board classes) from various schools of the area.

Ritesh Sharma, Veena Kaushal, Megh Raj Vinayak, Poonam Vinayak, Devinder Grewal, Amrik Singh and Birjender Sharma vowed to donate their eyes after death to an eye bank being run by Dr Ramesh Mansooran.

P.C. Garg, Jatinder Bhola, president, municipal council, Jagwant Singh Jaggie, vice-president, Hari Bharti, secretary, Ravinder Puri and Kuldip Singh Karwal spoke on the occasion.



‘Mitti Bol Payee’ poetry rooted in tradition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 20
“Mitti Bol Payee”(The soil speaks out), a collection of Punjabi poetry by Sukhcharanjit Kaur Gill, was released at Punjabi Bhawan, here today. The president of the Akademi, Surjit Patar, general secretary Ravinder Bhattal, Dr Megha Singh, deputy director public relation, Punjab, and well-known playwright Dr Atamjit released the book.

Surjit Patar said Sukhcharanjit’s poetry was rooted in tradition. Dr Gur Iqbal Singh appreciated the boldness of expression that comes from the real life conditions.

Sukhcharanjit regaled the audience with two songs sung in her voice which were rooted in the traditional Kavishree style of singing.

Dr Atamjit appreciated her efforts of becoming a radical feminist within a social structure that can only afford to contribute to liberal feminism. Many well-known poets were present on the occasion. Her parents, children, grandchildren, colleagues, and her husband Sikander Singh Gill were also present at the function.



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