In UG, PG exams, Calcutta University panel is arguing for offline mode

The varsity-appointed panels have recommended conducting the UG and PG semester examinations of Calcutta University in offline mode but will seek the opinion of the approved colleges before making a final decision. Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said in a statement that the Chairperson of the Graduate Board of Studies and members of the PG Faculty Council had separately recommended offline examinations at the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels.

“A meeting will be held on May 27 with the principals of the affiliated colleges for their views on the examination procedure,” he said.

He said all these views and recommendations would be presented to the syndicate on June 3 for final consideration. Jadavpur University and Rabindra Bharati University have earlier announced to conduct offline examinations at both UG and PG levels for different streams.

The decision to hold offline exams was protested and cordoned off by a section of Rabindra Bharati University students on the BT Road campus but the university authorities refused to bow to their demands and insisted that students write their papers offline. Kalyani University has announced to take exams in online mode.

Due to the epidemic, online mode semester exams have been held in various higher education institutions in the last two years and students have been demanding at RBU and earlier JU that semester exams be held in the same manner this year as they did not. Already able to attend private class (offline) and memorize the entire syllabus.

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