Updated 18 Apr 2022, 3:12 pm
Vice-Chancellor of Dhanamajuri University professor N Rajmohun on Sunday stated that there is no possibility of conducting semester examinations in assignment mode as the University Grant Commission (UGC) notified that the examinations be held only in an offline/online/blended system.
During a press conference at the Conference Hall of the varsity, Rajmohun said that the university had successfully conducted examinations for the first and second semester of the university in online mode due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the varsity decided to conduct the third semester examination from May 9 in offline mode in the interest of students’ community and university. The decision was taken up after thorough discussion with the examination committee along with college principal about the syllabus they had covered and the present condition of COVID-19 pandemic, the VC informed.
The press conference was held in connection with the agitation made by students of the university demanding that the third semester examination be held in assignment mode.
Despite the decision by the concerned authorities, the students of the university vehemently continued to oppose the resolution even after they convinced them several times, the VC said. He further informed that according to the norm of UGC notified on February 11, 2022, the committee is allowed to conduct examinations in offline/online/blended mode.
The VC also informed that the students had earlier demanded that examination be held in online mode before April 30. Accepting their demand, the university had again issued fresh notification in which the online examination was to be conducted between April 20 to April 30. However, the students demanded to scrap this notification and urged that the examination is conducted in assignment mode, he added.
“I hope the mark sheet would be justifiable if the exam is conducted in assignment mode. But their career would be at stake if they hold such type of degree and passing every semester in online mode would also mean that they will not be able to get a clear concept and thorough understanding of their subject matter,” the VC pointed out adding that “this will create regret and resentment among students in the future”.
Considering all the disadvantages, we hope offline examination is the best, the VC stated while asserting the university authority can arrange for extra physical classes if they have any doubt.
He also said that the university is putting all effort to get 12B recognition from UGC to upgrade the standard of the varsity. Amid this situation, the university doesn’t want to take any kind of steps that will lower its standard. He appealed to the students and parents to accept the university’s decision to hold examinations in offline mode.
First published:18 Apr 2022, 6:41 am
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