New Delhi :
It will not be an exaggeration. If we say that the Indian educational system is progressively shifting on the online track. After IIT Mumbai’s good start of apparent lectures for new session 2020-21. IIT Bhubaneswar succeeded in conducting the online exams with 100% attendance
Complaintless completion of exams with 100% attendence is a not only big achievement but also a proof that our universities are techniqcally sound enough to counduct online education conveniently.
IIT Bhubaneswar has completed end semester examinations for final year students in online mode. Is it’s recent proof. The exams were held between June 24 to June 30. Students were given the option to attempt the exam in pen and paper mode and upload the answer sheets to the university. In
Total 526 final year students (100% of batch size students) successfully appeared for the exams online with the help of a customised software developed by the institute. According to statistics shared by the institute ,167 M Tech students,206 B Tech students,75 MSc students,42 PhD students and 36 dual degree students participated in the exams.
IIT Bhubaneswar Director Prof. Raja Kumar,said,” One of the challenges faced in the system design is to provide fairness of access to students who have a lot variation in available gadgets and internet connectivity. Since the answering can also be done with pen and paper, the requirement of the internet is reduced to question paper access,answer paper uploading and invigilation.”
Dr. PR Sahu,Dean (academics) said,”The exams could be held without any compromise on the regulations despite the pandemic situation. The one change made is that the duration of the online end semester exam is reduced to 2 hours from the usual 3 hours and accordingly the weightage to 40% in place of 50%,as recommended by our Senate.”
The exam was successful because it reduced dependence on internet connectivity. It provided multiple options to facilitate students to take the test with fairness enough though access to technology varied among students.
Undoubtedly it’s a good start but higher authorities should keep an eye to maintain the integrity of exams.