Following a “very tough” math paper that left many II PU students in tears, Saket Ravindran a student launched an online campaign demanding lenient evaluation.
The campaign, which was launched on Monday, has garnered over 8000 supporters.
“This year's 2nd PU mathematics paper (2016) was very difficult. It left many in tears, despite the hard work that they put in for their exams. 2nd PU Board exams are extremely important in a persons life and it plays a big role in shaping their future. PU board's actions could ruin the lives and career interests of hundreds of students all over the state. Therefore, leniency during corrections could be of great help. This will only happen if the PU Board understands our problem, which is why signing this petition could help the students. Please sign the petition and share it [SIC],” demanded the students.
TOI quoted Saket saying that in spite of all the hard work, he could barely expect 50 to 60 marks.
Athik another student who signed the petition said that there were questions out of syllabus.
However, Pallavi Akurathi, director, department of PU Education said that Math teachers and education experts felt it would be easy for an average student to score 60% but definitely difficult to score 90% and above.
“Questions of 2-3 marks were slightly tricky, but the students could easily score in the higher mark questions. I spoke to a few students from a PU Government College in Malleswaram who said they found the paper easy,“ said Pallavi Akurathi, director, department of PU Education.
“How will we be fair if we correct the paper leniently? What about students who worked really hard to score high marks? I am assuming students who found the paper hard did not practise enough,” she added.