Released: May 27, 2020 9:55:56 pm
The Kashmir University will not conduct the end-term examinations for the current and prior semesters this year and would market the students based on continuous inner assessment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In a significant choice, the University of Kashmir, because of COVID-19 pandemic, has made a decision that there will be no end-term examinations for the current semester and the prior semesters where exams were because of during the lockdown period,” the spokesman of the varsity said.
He said the students is going to be promoted to the next semester based on inner assessment in tune with the College Grants Commission guidelines.
“The Heads of Departments in consultation with their respective Departmental Committees will decide the mode of internal assessment with a transparent and well-defined scale,” he said.
The spokesman said the decision has been taken in a special meeting of the advisory-cum-monitoring committee, constituted by the vice-chancellor underneath the chairmanship of the Dean Academic Matters.
The university had constituted the committee to assess plus monitor the conduct of classes online, devise a strategy or a road map for your conduct of the particular examinations, devise the academic calendar under the prevalent problems and formulate a plan for entrance to various courses for the academic program 2020.
The varsity has decided to carry on the online classes of the current semesters till August 15, 2020, as well as the teachers have been asked to take classes online on regular basis and also take the internal assessment during the semester within tune with the strategy devised by way of a respective departments, the spokesman depressing.
Addressing the meeting, Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad advised all of the teachers to make the best use of offered communication technology for the teaching plus learning process.
“This is the time to turn the pandemic situation to our advantage by developing capacity for online teaching learning and assessment for the better future of our university and the students. We need not to lag behind when everyone is going online. Our motto should be to meet the deadlines and ensure degrees are awarded in time. We need to follow the examples of the best institutions of the country like IIT-Kanpur,” this individual said.
The spokesman said for the examination of undergrad courses like BA, BSc, BCOM, being taught at various government schools, the Dean College Development Authorities in consultation with the Higher Education Division, college principals and the controller associated with exams would make the particular recommendations.
In another major decision, the spokesman said, the vice-chancellor recommended the departments to procure smartphones plus notepads and make them available to the particular needy students who cannot pay for these devices. The devices can be released to the needy students and gathered back after use, he additional.
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