After theHigher and Technical Department of Education in agreement to students’ demands and allowed the reopening of physical faculties by Feb fifteenth, students have currently come back up with a contemporary demand — to conduct finish semester examinations in offline mode.
Citing reasons like coronavirus pandemic, infection scare, travel problems, and issues in learning thanks to on-line lectures, students have stormed social networking sites tight virtual exams.
Vaibhav Edke, a student representative leading the social media campaign, said, “So way the categories area unit being conducted on-line and also the students were mentally ready to present on-line exams as they did for the primary semester. additionally since solely fifty p.c of scholars will attend categories, there’ll be inequities in education delivery. It’s not truthful to raise students to jot down long pen and paper exams and thence they’re tight that on-line MCQ exams be conducted, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Mahesh Kakade, director of examinations and analysis, at Savitribai Phule Pune University aforesaid that there’s no call taken however on the mode of examinations.
“On weekday evening the state instruction department issued a government resolution that universities ought to decide by themselves what ought to be the mode of examinations. we’ve got a Board of examinations meeting regular within the next number of days and it’ll be determined there. As of now, there’s no call,” aforesaid Kakade.
On weekday, Uday Samant, minister for Higher and technical education declared that schools and universities may resume categories by fifteen Feb, albeit with solely fifty p.c category strength on a movement basis. the choice comes within the background of a gathering that Samant had control with vice-chancellors of varied universities within the state earlier on.