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Closing Semester Undergraduate, Postgraduate Exams Start on Digital Mode in West Bengal Universities

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Closing semester undergraduate and postgraduate examinations started on digital mode in state universities of West Bengal on Thursday with the authorities saying it was occurring easily. The exams for 104 topics beneath 152 schools on the undergraduate stage of Calcutta College began at 10 am with candidates answering papers from their house, Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee stated.

The exams, of a two-hour period, kicked off in three completely different time slots from 10 am, 12 midday and a pair of pm and the scholars got the questions 15 minutes earlier than the exams started, she defined. Every candidate was given one other half an hour to mail the solutions in pdf attachment to the school authorities, she stated.

On the put up graduate stage, examinations for 68 topics have been going down equally as candidates have been answering papers from house in view of the COVID-19 state of affairs. “The digital mode exams are being held easily and we have not acquired any criticism from school authorities,” the VC stated.

Nevertheless, two-three undergraduate college students claimed that the alloted time was too brief for answering the paper, carrying 100 marks. One other CU official stated, a a number of alternative format mode was largely adopted in setting the questions and the time restrict was set after due consideration.

There are 1.5 lakh college students, comprising each undergraduate and postgraduate ranges, in Calcutta College. In Jadavpur College, exams started in each Arts and Science schools on a digital mode following all UGC pointers, Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das stated.

A Jadavpur college professor stated, round 1,800 college students within the arts stream and 1,200 college students within the science school have been writing their papers in two time slots – 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and a pair of.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The exams will proceed until October 8, he stated.

“There have been stray experiences about few college students not getting the questions however it was discovered that that they had sort unsuitable mail ids and as soon as they corrected it, they acquired the questions quickly afterwards,” the professor stated. VC of North Bengal College Subiresh Bhattacharya stated, UG exams of a two-hour period have been carried out on digital mode beneath 50 affiliated schools.

“Whereas candidates largely mailed reply sheets with attachment, a couple of submitted onerous copy of their sheets in sealed cowl, 30 minutes after the exams have been over, to the designated assortment centre of the school,” he stated. Schooling Minister Partha Chatterjee had on Tuesday requested energy utilities, Calcutta Electrical Provide Company (CESC) and West Bengal State Electrical energy Distribution Firm Restricted (WBSEDCL), to make sure that there was no disruption of energy provide in the course of the exams.

The upper schooling division had requested universities to conduct last semester exams between October 1 to 18 after UGC consented to the state’s proposal on this regard. The UGC had requested state universities to wrap up last semester exams by September 30 however gave its nod to West Bengal’s request to permit exams from October 1 on digital mode.

The Supreme Courtroom in an order final month had given in the past forward to UGC to finish the method by September 30. The apex court docket had additionally noticed that if any state had an issue in conducting last semester exams by then, it needed to take up the problem with UGC for fixing up a later date however full the examination course of nonetheless.

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