Online practical exams begin in colleges

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 20

In line with Guru Nanak Dev University’s (GNDU) decision to conduct online examination of odd semester, city colleges on Thursday began with practical examinations for graduate, post-graduate course and PG Diploma courses.

With a short window period given by GNDU from January 20 to February 5 to conduct online exams, most colleges will be conducting examinations in two to three shifts per day.

Principal DAV College, Dr Rajesh Kumar, said instructions were received from the university about taking practical exams online.

“It says that a senior teacher will be required to take a practical examination, where viva and practical were demonstrated through virtual session. Due to election duty of many teachers, remaining practical exams will start from tomorrow. Students have been provided date sheet and roll numbers already.”

On Thursday, online practical exams of BAJMC first semester students and BAJMC third semester were conducted at DAV College.

Dr Kumar informed students about the date of the exam through e-mail and WhatsApp. The award list of the practical exams will be uploaded on the web portal of the university after the examination. The first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth semester theory examinations of various classes will begin from January 27.

BBKDAV College and Khalsa College, too, began with online practical examinations for various courses. Dr Pushpinder Walia, Principal, BBKDAV College for Women, said since these are exceptional circumstances, exams will be conducted in three shifts.

“To complete the examination process in time by February 5, we have to conduct theory exams in three shifts, for which we have already set up our virtual labs in college. Since the pace of things will be a lot quicker than regular, offline conduct of exams, I believe that this is the best we can do under such circumstances,” he said.

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