Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: The three major college teachers' bodies in the State on Monday expressed displeasure over their non-inclusion in the 14-member expert committee constituted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) to suggest criteria for evaluation of Plus 2 students.

The Odisha government college teachers' association, 662 and 488 category college teachers' associations hold a virtual meeting today and expressed disappointment as CHSE did not rope in any of their member as a representative to the expert committee.

The teachers' bodies also said that it will prepare a separate criteria on their own based on the problems at the grass-root level and submit it to the State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash as another option for the evaluation.

Manas Behera, president of Odisha govt college teachers' association, said, "More than 100 lecturers from Odisha government college teachers' association, 662 teachers' association, 488 teachers' association met through virtual conference. We have sought views on the examinations from all the colleges in the next two days. After reviewing them, we will submit a memorandum to the CM. A lot of teachers opined in favour of including representatives from the teachers' associations in the evaluation committee."

On Saturday, CHSE constituted a 14-member Expert Committee to suggest criteria for evaluation of Plus 2 students.

The committee will suggest well-defined alternative objective criteria for assessment of the Regular and Ex-Regular examines of Annual H.S. Examination, 2021 whose examinations were cancelled in view of Covid-19 pandemic.  

The panel headed by Sushant Kumar Das, Ex-President BSE & Ex-CoE, Utkal University will submit its report within 10 days.