GU registrar HK Nath instructed TOI on Wednesday that the revised determination was reached after a vital assembly on Tuesday. Nonetheless, no modifications have been made to the examination schedule for the undergraduate (UG) programs. UG last semester exams are scheduled to start from September 22.
The examination schedule for the ultimate semester grasp diploma college students is nonetheless awaited.
The college, on September 5, had mentioned exams shall be held offline since they don’t have satisfactory infrastructure to carry on-line assessments.
Nath added that though the first purpose behind the modifications made within the examination mode is the present pandemic scenario, the conversion of some GU-affiliated faculties into Covid care centres has additionally compelled the authorities to evaluate its preliminary determination. “We plan to present freedom to the scholars to decide on between on-line and offline modes, whichever they really feel handy for showing within the examination,” he mentioned.
Lack of correct web connectivity, particularly for college students from the agricultural areas of the state, has been a significant hindrance to conducting on-line assessments. Nath mentioned justice shall be achieved with each pupil.
The brand new notification issued by GU late on Tuesday learn, “The Undergraduate (UG) Examinations shall be held each within the on-line and offline mode. Detailed new SOP (Commonplace Working Process) for this new mannequin shall be printed by the Controller of Examinations, GU quickly. That is as per evaluate made as we speak i.e. on 08.09.2020, in view of the present pandemic scenario within the state of Assam.” The college additionally knowledgeable that the postgraduate last examinations of GU, which was scheduled to start in September, may also be held on-line.
A delegation of the All Assam College students’ Union (Aasu), headed by president Dipanka Nath, had met GU vice-chancellor PJ Handique on Tuesday. “Examinations must be held each on-line and offline, permitting college students to be acquainted with open ebook exams. The burden of the syllabus must also be decreased,” Dipanka mentioned.
The Assam School Academics’ Affiliation (Acta), too, welcomed the change within the examination plans made by GU conserving the Covid scenario in thoughts. Acta common secretary Himangshu Maral mentioned, “About 5% of GU-affiliated faculties have been transformed to Covid care centres. Although this proportion appears small, the choice to conduct offline exams may have created issues for a whole lot of scholars from these faculties.”
Regardless of repeated appeals to shift these Covid amenities from academic establishments, he mentioned nothing has modified. “There are numerous quarantine centres, Covid care centres and testing centres in a lot of its affiliated faculties. On this regard, we want to reiterate our request to withdraw these centres,” a letter from the GU to the director of upper training, Assam, Gitimoni Phukan learn.