Pune: University gives students option to choose between offline and online mode for examination

Sakal Times News Desk
Saturday, 5 September 2020

Following the direction of the Supreme Court, as per the order of the state government, the Vice-Chancellor's committee submitted a report on how the examination could be conducted. A meeting was held with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday. In it, all the universities have a deadline until September 7 to take a decision regarding the examination. Accordingly, a meeting of the Examination Board of SPPU was held on Friday (September 4).

Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University has offered both online and offline options for students of the final year for the examinations to be conducted in October month. However, efforts will be made to ensure that as many students as possible use online mode of examination. Also, examinations for students with subject backlog will be conducted first and then the examination for regular students and subjects will be conducted in October.

Following the direction of the Supreme Court, as per the order of the state government, the Vice-Chancellor's committee submitted a report on how the examination could be conducted. A meeting was held with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday. In it, all the universities have a deadline until September 7 to take a decision regarding the examination. Accordingly, a meeting of the Examination Board of SPPU was held on Friday (September 4).

Students who are taking the final year exams have a backlog of some of the subjects from the previous year or semester. Examinations for such students will be conducted soon. After that the final year main exams will start. All these exams will be held in the month of October.

SPPU Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr N S Umrani said, "A meeting of the Board of Examination was held on Friday to discuss the planning of the examination. It discussed the backlog of several final year students and the exam for regular subjects. Efforts will be made to get more students to participate in the examination in online mode."

However, offline exams will be conducted for students who do not have mobile devices, laptops or internet access. In the first stage, there will be examinations for students with a backlog of subjects and final year examinations will be conducted. This examination will be based on the MCQ system. The exam schedule will be announced in the next four to five days.

One hour duration and 50 marks exam

The university had earlier decided in a meeting of the Academic Council to take the final year examination of one hour duration and 50 marks. This decision is still valid and the examination will be conducted in the same manner. Also, the university does not have to submit a proposal to the Academic Council or Management Council once again.

Use of 'proctored' system

The final year online exam will be conducted using the 'Proctored' system. This will allow the student to take the exam while sitting at home, but misuse and malpractices will also be prevented. So the credibility of the examination will not diminish.

- The schedule will be announced in the next 5 to 6 days
- One hour duration and 50 marks based ACQ examination
- The online and offline option provided for the convenience of students
- 2.75 lakh students will appear for the exam

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