IGDTUW starts conducting BTech, MTech semester examinations online

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Abhay Anand | Apr 30, 2020 - 12:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Delhi based technical university, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) has begun its mid-term examination in the online mode. Nearly 2,000 students enrolled in various programmes are participating in the examination.

IGDTUW has resorted to the online mode of examination due to ongoing lockdown enforced to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The January-to-July semester examinations began on April 27 and will continue till May 11 as it is not possible for the university to conduct the examination in the conventional physical mode.

The examination is being conducted through a mobile application using open source software like Moodle and Ubuntu by deploying it on the university server. The faculty members of the university have been provided with the option of uploading the question papers. On completion of the examination, the concerned faculty member will be able to view the answer sheet of the students.

No glitch in exam

While many universities in the country are still exploring the option of conducting the examination, IGDTUW has started doing it and has not faced any major glitch in the past three days. RK Singh, registrar of the university speaking to Careers360 said: “We have begun the examination and so far we have not received a complaint from the students. We prepared an application for the examination and it is being conducted through that. If some of the students would face any problem we will ensure some alternative mode for them.”

As the programmes run by the university are technical in nature, the students have been given the flexibility to draw the images on plain paper and place it in the answer. Students can also write the answer of the question on paper and upload the scanned copy. They will be allowed an additional 15 minutes for scanning and uploading the image.

Singh said that the results of final year students will be on the priority of the university once the examination is over.

A faculty member of the university said that the students can see their progress while attempting the questions along with the time left for completing the answers. The students will also be able to see the evaluated answer sheets along with the marks obtained and also the feedback of faculty.

Heads of various departments have also been asked to inform the final year students to submit their projects online and the same has to be evaluated online.

However, UGC has issued examinations-related guidelines and academic calendar to the universities to normalise academic activities in view of the COVID-19 lockdown. UGC has asked universities to hold the terminal exam in July. It has also asked institutions to evaluate students of intermediate semesters based on internal assessment of the present and previous semester.

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