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Finalising mode of conducting exams in view of lockdown: JNU


NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday mentioned it is within the strategy of finalising the mode of carrying out assessments in view of the lockdown due to coronavirus. In a remark, the school mentioned a consultative meeting used to be held a number of the vice chancellor, rectors, registrar and several other deans of faculties and chairpersons of special centres on April 12.

In the meeting, it used to be decided that deans of faculties and chairpersons of special centres will seek the advice of their respective faculties and prepare a suite of suggestions related to their respective colleges or special centres at the comprehensive mechanism that may be adopted to complete the classes, hold examinations, and facilitate dissertations, theses steerage and submissions.

"Given that JNU students come from different parts of India and there exists a complex set of problems of good Internet connectivity in rural areas, a flexible, yet efficient, mechanism will be devised by the deans of schools and chairpersons of special centres to facilitate students in completing their academic requirements," the school mentioned.

Deans of faculties and chairpersons of special centres have been asked to publish their suggestions via April 16 after wider consultations with more than a few centres and college members.

After approval of the competent authority, the overall decisions on methods of finishing classes and carrying out examinations and other comparable problems could be reported to the Academic Council, the school mentioned.

The varsity had set up two committees previous to recommend steps for crowning glory of Winter Semester and for carrying out assessments amid the lockdown.

A blended document submitted via the 2 committees advisable carrying out online examinations, the use of virtual learning methods and cancelling the summer vacation this 12 months.

The document also prompt giving a grace length to scholars not able to take online assessments throughout lockdown length.

The two committees additional prompt online modes of teaching and learning.

"Classes should be conducted on Zoom or other online platform mutually convenient to course teacher as well as students," according to the document.

The document has spoken about discovering tactics of online coaching in order that it may be completed via May 15.

The document also prompt that viva voce for qualified scholars in JNU entrance examination must be conducted via video conferencing mode.


After approval of the competent authority, the overall decisions on methods of finishing classes and carrying out examinations and other comparable problems could be reported to the Academic Council.


The JNU Teachers' Association known as the suggestions "academically and practically not feasible".


Meanwhile, the school is organising a workshop on ''Empowering Teaching via Online Mode'' to allow the JNU faculty to develop into conversant in the virtual platforms on April 18 and 19, its VC M Jagadesh Kumar mentioned.


Using virtual platforms to reach out to scholars throughout those challenging instances is very important to keep the teaching-learning processes going, he added.


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