Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University will be going to hold final year B Tech, B Phama, MBA, M Tech examinations of engineering and management colleges in the first week of September, said vice chancellor prof Vinay Kumar Pathak.
The exam pattern will be based on multiple choice questions (MCQ).
“For the first time final year students’ academic performance will be measured on basis of OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. It will ensure speedy evaluation so that results could be declared in quick time. This year there will be no easy type question answer examination,” said vice chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak.
He said, “The university will conduct the theory examination in offline mode (pen and paper) in three shifts of two hours instead of usual three hours. All practical/project viva examinations are proposed to be conducted between August 1 and 21.”
The examination of the carryover papers of the final year students will also be held along with the regular exams. The institute will distribute admit cards to the concerned students online.
All the institutes having final year students will be self-centre for theory exam. These decisions were made at the academic council meeting of the University conducted on Monday.
“As we have resorted to MCQ and OMR based examination, we have reduced duration of examination to two hours each because it is less time consuming,” Pathak said.
According to the standard practice, the university will appoint external examiners for the project/thesis/practical subjects who will hold the viva using online platforms like Zoom, Google Meet or other meeting apps.
If any student, who is unable to take the final assessment of the project viva, would be provided an additional attempt.
Opportunity for Improvement
In order to improve grades, student will be given one attempt in the next academic year. Students can take the examination of that subject in the subsequent academic year end semester examination (Even Semester examination 2020-21).