Kolkata: In a role reversal of sorts, students of the elite Presidency University here would rate the performance of their teachers through a unique feedback system.
The first-of-its-kind concept would be introduced from this semester after approval at the teachers` council meeting this month, Presidency`s Vice-Chancellor Malabika Sarkar said.
After their semester examinations, students would be given feedback forms to assess the performance of teachers.
The forms would have questions like `Which of the classes were of use to you?`, `Are you able to hear your teachers properly?` and `Are teachers available to you after classes?`
Sarkar said the idea was to improve the teacher-student relationship by asking students to talk about problems they faced during class.
"This practice is present globally at all good institutes. There is no reason why we shouldn`t have it if we want to be on par with the rest of the world," she said.
An internal assessment conducted by the university in 2011 had found that 15 per cent of its teaching staff were below par.