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Kurukshetra University to hold blended mode exams for terminal semesters from September 10 onwards – Times of India


KURUKSHETRA: Kurukshetra University (KU) issued a fresh notification on Tuesday in compliance with directions of the Haryana government dated August 11, 2020, that the examination of all undergraduate/post-graduate (UG/PG) terminal semester/year students including regular, distance education, private and re-appear will be held from September 10 onwards.

KU ad-hoc vice-chancellor (VC) Nita Khanna told, “Keeping in view the prevailing situation of Covid-19 pandemic, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Centre and for the safety of students, it has been decided to hold blended (online and offline) mode exam for all students of terminal semesters of UG/PG courses.”

About 1.20 lakh students will take these exams, who had been waiting for long with a feeling of uncertainty.

VC Khanna said the procedure and schedule have been finalized after consultations with the deans of KU and the principals of all the affiliated colleges.

KU controller of examination Hukam Singh said, “The examination will be held in blended online and offline mode from September 10, 2020 for UG courses and from September 15 for PG courses. The roll numbers of the students will be uploaded on the KU website and the websites of the concerned college/institute. The question papers will be uploaded on the KU website at 10:00 am on exam day and it will also be sent to chairman/directors/principals on their emails so that the students may download the question paper in the safety of their homes.”

Hukam Singh said the students will attempt the question paper on A4 size plain paper as answer sheets and after scanning it, upload the same on the given platform or email to concerned officials.

“The questions to be attempted and time allotted for writing the answers has been reduced by 50%. For example, instead of 100 marks, the exam will be of 50 marks and a student will be given a time-window of ‘
one and a half hours’ to attempt the question papers. The total time window allotted will be ‘
3 hours‘ including the time for downloading the question paper, writing the answers and emailing/uploading the answer sheets to the concerned chairperson/director/principals of the institute”, said Hukam Singh.

However, in the offline mode, the provisions have also been made for students who will not be able to connect with the network.

Hukam said in the rural areas of the state, there is a possibility of network issues and the students could face issues in downloading/uploading the papers. Collection centers will be established all over where the students can visit to collect papers and submit them after attempting and they can attempt the papers while sitting in the facilities at these centers too, he added.

KU spokesperson told the results of all the examination will be declared at the earliest in view of safeguarding the future of the students and the date sheet of all the examination will be uploaded within two or three days on the KU website.

The exams will be conducted from September 10 to 30 and the notification regarding the same has been issued on Tuesday in compliance with the state government directions.





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