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No end term exams for current & previous semesters: KU

College students to be promoted primarily based on steady inside evaluation

Srinagar, Might 27: In a major determination, the College of Kashmir in view of COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday determined that there might be no finish time period exams for the present semester and the earlier semesters the place exams have been due in the course of the lockdown interval.

Officers in a press release issued to information company—Kashmir Information Observer (KNO), the scholars might be promoted to the following semester primarily based on inside evaluation in tune with the UGC pointers. “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,” officers mentioned.

They mentioned the choice was taken in a particular assembly of the Advisory cum Monitoring Committee, constituted by the Vice Chancellor beneath the chairmanship of the Dean Tutorial Affairs. “Today’s special meeting was presided over by the Vice Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad. The others who attended the meeting included Dean Academic Affairs, Dean College Development Council, Dean Research, Deans of select Schools, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, President KUTA, Media Advisor, Director IT & SS and officers of the academic section,” they mentioned.

Earlier, the College had constituted an Advisory-cum-Monitoring Committee, beneath the chairmanship of Dean Tutorial Affairs, to evaluate & monitor the conduct of on-line courses, devise a method/highway map for conduct of examinations, devise the tutorial calendar beneath the prevalent circumstances and formulate a plan for admission to numerous programs for the tutorial session 2020.

The College determined to proceed the web courses of the present semesters until 15th August 2020. The lecturers have been requested to take on-line courses on common foundation and in addition carry the inner evaluation in the course of the semester in tune with the technique devised by their respective departments. The lecturers shall hold correct report of the courses held and the inner evaluation performed.

The Vice Chancellor, whereas talking in the course of the assembly, suggested all of the lecturers to make finest use of obtainable communication expertise for instructing and studying course of. “That is the time to show the pandemic scenario to our benefit by creating capability for on-line instructing studying and evaluation for the higher way forward for our college and the scholars. We’d like not lag behind when everybody goes on-line.

Our motto ought to be to satisfy the deadlines and guarantee levels are awarded in time. We have to observe the examples of the most effective establishments of the nation like IIT-Kanpur, the Vice Chancellor added.

The Vice Chancellor directed the Director ITSS to rearrange particular orientation programmes for lecturers who are usually not but snug with the newest expertise. A division/ college clever timetable of coaching programmes ought to be notified and lecturers from numerous departments shall be invited to attend accordingly. Apart from correct tutorials shall be positioned on the College web site for self-learning.

The Vice Chancellor suggested that each one course supplies, lectures, PPTs and so forth. shall be promptly uploaded on the college web site for the scholars who miss the web courses for some purpose.

We should make the most of MOOCs on SWAYAM and different dependable academic portals. Prof Talat, knowledgeable concerning the Digital Studying Nook (DLC) developed by the EMRC that lists all MHRD funded academic repositories. Departments also needs to determine related programs on SWAYAM and the scholars be inspired to take as much as 20% of such programs for award of credit.

For the examination of UG programs, like BA, BSc, BCOM, being taught at numerous authorities faculties, Dean Faculty Growth Council in session with the Greater Schooling Division, school principals and the controller of exams shall make suggestions.

Concerning conduct of sensible courses and opening of labs for analysis students a committee beneath Dean Analysis has been constituted to look into the problem.

In one other main determination the Vice Chancellor suggested the departments to obtain Sensible Telephones and Notice Pads and make them obtainable to the needy college students who can’t afford these gadgets. The gadgets could be issued to the needy college students and picked up again after use.

The Vice Chancellor additionally suggested the Advisory – cum – Monitoring Committee to seek the advice of/contact all the category consultant, HoDs and college members and hold them knowledgeable concerning the selections being taken by the College and accumulate their suggestions. There ought to be no likelihood for confusion and all stake holders ought to be saved correctly knowledgeable –(KNO)

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