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Teaching without grading

This should really go into a category of real life dark humour or something similar. It seems that some faculty at the Indian Statistical Institute have come up with a truly original position. They taught some courses, set the exam papers for those courses, but then refused to grade the papers, saying that they are not bound to grade papers by their service rules. Since the students were in their final semester and in danger of not getting their B.Stat degrees, a committee was constituted, which conducted and graded another exam on the same subject.

Now of course some other faculty have joined them, or at least expressed an wish to do so. The academic council, a toothless body in any case, has not come up with any idea of what to do if more faculty take this position. It is also not clear what brought this on. Someone suggested that Bhatnagar awards might have caused some kind of madness.

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