Rashmi Venkateswaran - University of Ottawa

Professor: Rashmi Venkateswaran
Department: Chemistry
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1311
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Rashmi was the lab coordinator for this class and could not have been less vague about grading criteria. She only gave feedback on where the class went wrong not where you went wrong personally. Best advice, know which TA will be grading your labs and ask them to clarify any questions about material, grading, and marks.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
worst lab coordinator in the world cant even begin to explain whats wrong with her. if i had energy left from the 6 labs and 40+ hours spent on them i would be as passive aggressive as her emails are but here we are. pray for a good TA who doesnt dock marks for dumb things and remember! your efforts will not mean a good grade. not with this lady.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
In a year where health problems and technical difficulties are bound to occur, she had absolutely no pity or leniency. Her emails are incredibly passive aggressive while pretending to care. She continuously says that there is nothing she can do when students have difficulties that were out of their control even if they have valid evidence.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321LAB
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Extremely disorganized. Labs don't make any sense. Unclear grading criteria. Super passive-aggressive for no reason. Not helpful at all. She says labs take 3 hrs/week - LOL no, more like 15-20 hrs (to get A+). She limits our lab reports to half a page when we need 3 pages just to mention the 10000 things she requires us to discuss. Absolute trash
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She gives incredibly long and draining lab report, honestly I cannot even describe how torturous they are. Expect to spend more time per week on just these labs than on all your other classes combined. Gives unclear instructions that change often, and is not understanding. She extended deadline for a lab after the due date lol:) Hope for a good TA.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
i would say avoid at all costs, but considering she is the lab coordinator, there is not really much avoiding to do. her labs are ridiculously long and hard for no reason and is super passive-aggressive when it comes to replying to emails (that is IF she replies)
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Labs are unnecessarily long, she's not helpful at all, and slightly passive-aggressive. TA's love taking off marks for mundane things like repeated figure numbers. Also expect your inbox to be completely BOMBARDED with spam emails about surveys, events, and other things that nobody cares about.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1311
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ridiculously long labs, unnecessarily complicated, and each lab is only worth 2% of your final grade. Avoid at all costs
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1721
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Everything terrible in a class. No pity for students, the workload is insane with 12+ hours labs EVERY week. Horrible graders that take points left and right for fun. Prof like Rashmi are the reasons rate my prof should have a 0 rating. If ya'll are stuck with her, run while you still can.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The labs take unreasonably long to do for only being 2% of your grade. Data and resources for labs were not given on time and there is no leeway/ extensions given ever, despite being told time & time again we are facing unprecedented times. The labs seem messily put together, had to consult many, many outside resources to get a good grade.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
horrible professor with horrible labs. 12 hours on one lab? they also build on each other more and more, leading to the future labs being a lot longer during the harder part of the semester. Oh and no matter how hard you try, you usually get the same god-awful mark.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
30 hour, confusing, horrific lab reports worth 2%... the labs take longer than the rest of the course. only positive imo is the fact that she responds to emails very quickly... but the replies are confusing... like the labs are... like the quizzes are... confusing and ridiculously hard. did i mention confusing?
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1721
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Does she think she is running her own class? Her labs take up more time than the chemistry class itself, 10+ hours a week. With 7 labs to do, each worth only 2%, its a waste of time and energy. She sends agressive and unprofessional emails about how no one included certains things in the lab which were never mentioned and takes no accountability.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
These labs are the most confusing, all-over-the-place, time-consuming, and overall worst thing I've had to do all of uni. Do not expect clear instructions, and if you're told the labs take 3-5 hours, expect to spend hours per day everyday for the 2 weeks to even get a decent mark. I haven't even learned anything, I always finish more confused.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1721
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The amount of work needed for each lab is absolutely ridiculous! It takes 10+ hours to complete a lab that counts for about 2% not even. Marking is rough, the labs feel like a whole course to themselves. My time would much better be spent studying on the chem course and on my other courses than writing labs. Online makes everything much harder.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1311
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I could write a 20-page essay on Dr. Rashmis failings as a lab coordinator and it would take less time than her so-called 3-hour labs. Wastes our time with tedious, disorganized labs and lacks basic decency and respect. Went in loving chemistry, came out finding it a chore. If you speak even a word of French, I suggest you take the French strain.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1721
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Labs are extremely long
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I found Dr Rashmi to be a very nice prof for my past two chemistry lab components. She has been really helpful via email and has offered to have zoom meetings to answer my questions when I was having difficulties with my reports. However I find that the lab reports are overly tedious and long and take longer then what is estimated.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1311
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Imagine having Regina George as your lab coordinator and that should give you a pretty idea of what Rashmi is like. She tries to sounds nice in her written communication, but it reeks of fakeness. The amount of work required absolutely ridiculous considering that the lab component is only worth 20%.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHM1321
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Such a rude lab coordinator. In my 1st year I received an F on a lab I thought I did good in (she said because my partners "bad" evaluation of me) which was a lie. She wouldn't give me the time of day to prove I wrote most of the lab and she just told me to suck it up and that one F wouldn't ruin me. LSS: I proved that I was right and got an A+ <3
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