GNDU to conduct offline exams from Dec 14

GNDU to conduct offline exams from Dec 14

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 4

GNDU has issued directions to conduct examinations for odd semester through offline mode from December 14 onwards. The decision was taken keeping in mind the request put forward by various teaching departments to hold examinations without further delay since classes have been running since July this year.

Giving a window to various departments to conduct offline examinations between December 14 and January 21, 2021, the exams will be conducted in two shifts.

“Since the online session began late this year in July, there was a need to hold examination as soon as possible. The exams will be conducted offline in a staggered manner, with morning and evening sessions. All required safety protocols will be adopted and students will be informed in a day or two about the datesheet,” said Manoj Kumar, Controller of Examinations, GNDU.

In its set of instructions, GNDU authorities mentioned that the examination of each course/class can be split into weekly or fortnightly stages depending on the number of courses. The question papers, too, will be prepared internally, given the special circumstances this year, as one-time measure.

Meanwhile, students who have come to attend the offline classes since reopening, say the offline mode of examinations would raise health safety issues. “Many students have still not come back after reopening due to fear of rising cases. Also, the datesheet for exams used to be released three weeks prior to the examination earlier. But we still do not know anything about it and it will be really difficult to prepare for the exams at such a short notice,” said a student of BTech (ECE), final year. Another student of BTech (CSE), said many hostellers were yet to arrive and with the university not giving any fee waiver in hostel fee, offline examinations will force outstation students to avail hostel facility.

“It is just another way of the university to get students to pay full hostel fee as they will have to come back for offline examinations and avail accommodation,” a student said.

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