COVID-19: In a first, EFLU to conduct end semester examinations online

COVID-19: In a first, EFLU to conduct end semester examinations online
Vishwas Garia | Apr 12, 2020 - 2:14 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: In order to maintain the continuity of the academic calendar amidst the COVID 19 lockdown, English and Foreign Languages University will be conducting end semester examinations online through open-book tests, take-home examinations, term appears, assignments or projects. The decision was made during the 12th academic council meeting headed by the Vice-chancellor, Prof E Suresh Kumar. The examinations will be held as per the regular academic calendar in May 2020.

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“ The council, consisting of forty members with the vice-chancellor, in the chair felt that the sit-down mode of examination should be dropped for May 2020 end semester examination, as a measure to ensure social distancing as desired by the government of India and the government of Telangana state,” states a press release issued by the university.

In another decision, the council approved to conduct the PhD viva voce examinations and comprehensive continuous assessments by all the faculty members online.

Online Teaching

The university put an end to face-to-face teaching on March 16 and switched over to online teaching on March 19. The online classes will continue until April 29, which is the last day of teaching as per the academic calendar.

“The university is conducting online teaching classes for all regular courses through Google Classroom and Skype, and nearly 90 per cent of the students are attending the online classes,” said Prof. Kumar in a report by The New Indian Express.

“Bharat Padhe Online”

The university officials also appealed students and teachers to share suggestions for Bharat Padhe Online, a campaign initiated by Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to boost e-learning in the country. To add suggestions, they can send an email to bharatpadheonline.mhrd@gmail.com or share ideas through a tweet by using #BharatPadheOnline and tagging @DrRPNishank and @MHRDMinistry. The deadline for sending suggestions is April 16.


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