The authorities of Jadavpur University have simplified several rules regarding the exam. Several decisions have already been made in consultations between the Faculty of Engineering and the Council of Engineering Sciences. This in response to protests on campus against offline exams.
The time limit has been extended by one hour to a total of 4 hours. The fourth-year students of the last semester take their exams offline. The faculty council of technology states that students can now choose to take the exam open book, which means that they can take books and other research material with them into the exam room.
The report of these 3 proposals is requested to be sent to the heads of departments by 7 April at the latest. The final decision on the exams of the last semester is communicated via the report of the head of department.
This comes even as the protests continue on the campus of Jadavpur University. The students want to take the exams online instead of offline. However, the university authorities are adamant that the exams should take place offline. The Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association of Juta also made it clear that they too want the exams to be offline.
During the protest, several engineering students surrounded the rector for a long time. Before the pandemic, however, it was a rule to take the 100-mark test offline. However, this has changed since the pandemic showed signs of decline.
Educational expert Pabitra Sarkar said: “Exams are also conducted in this way abroad.” Anyway, there is no official answer to this matter from the university authorities.
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