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Up to date: December 13, 2020 1:38:10 am
Amid criticism over its resolution to carry proctored on-line exams for undergraduate and postgraduate college students, Jamia Millia Islamia’s Controller of Examinations (COE) Saturday mentioned the Vice-Chancellor had determined to place the exams on maintain. They have been scheduled to start on December 21.
Chatting with The Indian Express, Jaima V-C Najma Akhtar mentioned: “The exams have been being held due to UGC instructions. If we consider college students on the premise of assignments, we don’t need any hassle later with regard to the validity of their levels. We are going to await UGC’s response earlier than we transfer additional; we’re in no hurry.”
College students had demanded they be evaluated primarily based on assignments as a substitute.
As a part of the proctored exams, college students can be invigilated on-line by means of their webcams and microphones. The rules additionally mentioned college students would want to make their very own preparations for laptops or computer systems, and guarantee “uninterrupted energy and good web connectivity” in the course of three hours whereas the examination is on, and that they might be answerable for “any lapses” on this entrance.
“In suppression of the Workplace Discover… printed on the college web site on December 7, 2020, relating to the conduct of strange semester/12 months finish examinations by means of ‘On-line Proctored Mode’, the Vice-Chancellor has very kindly put the odd semester/12 months finish examination on maintain,” COE Nazim Hussain Jafri mentioned in a discover Saturday.
“The college has obtained a number of representations from college students relating to their issues/points with ‘on-line proctored examination’. The college has apprised the College Grants Fee of the issues of scholars and the choice of the college relating to mode of conduct of examinations. The instructions/tips from the UGC on the matter as sought by the college are nonetheless awaited. The college shall take its resolution relating to the mode of conduct of examination in consonance with the instructions/tips of UGC on the matter,” he said.
The transfer had come below criticism from former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who tweeted Thursday that the mode of exams was “deeply problematic for college kids of J&Okay”.
Earlier Saturday, Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam had additionally written to Akhtar to “rethink” the exams. “With out satisfactory services and help on behalf of the college that may cater to the wants of all its college students, the conduct of those exams can be extremely discriminatory and apathetic,” he had written.
Akhtar instructed The Indian Categorical that the choice to maintain the exams on maintain was taken protecting college students in thoughts: “I’ve not determined as a result of any political strain from any chief. This was solely executed as college students have been frightened and we’re at all times with college students.”
Responding to the choice, Mufti Saturday tweeted: “Thanks for taking our issues into consideration. I’m positive the scholars right here can be relieved.”
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