Now on, semester exams to be carried out offline- The New Indian Categorical

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CHENNAI: The Increased Training Division on Tuesday issued a Authorities Order (G.O.) directing all increased academic institutes within the State to conduct all semester examinations in bodily mode any further.

The G.O. stated all increased academic establishments underneath the aegis of the division ought to conduct all examinations in “offline mode” solely because the lively Covid-19 circumstances have declined within the State. The offline examinations could also be carried out by following the usual working procedures and tips of Covid security protocol.

Officers of the Increased Training Division stated the choice to conduct bodily (offline) examinations has been taken for the well-being of the scholars. “The net mode of examination is doing no good to the scholars. It hardly has any worth as college students largely copy and write the solutions, which isn’t higher for his or her future,” stated a senior official of the division.

Academics of presidency faculties supported the choice, terming it vital. TN Authorities Faculty Academics Affiliation president T Veeramani stated, “On account of on-line mode of training and examination, the scholars are affected by studying loss. They’re dropping their means to jot down lengthy solutions and a few are even struggling to learn correctly. It’s important to return again to the bodily mode of examination to make sure our college students are gaining data.”

Some lecturers are skeptical as the federal government faculties don’t have the infrastructure to comply with social distancing norms. “Many authorities faculties are nonetheless performing at Covid-19 centre resulting from which we might face a scarcity of lecture rooms to comply with Covid-19 protocol,” stated a trainer of a authorities faculty. Nevertheless, officers stated the division has prolonged the period of conducting the assessments to assist faculties conduct them in a staggered method.

In the meantime, urging the federal government to conduct the upcoming semester examination solely in on-line mode, over 300 college students from varied faculties in Tiruchy, Perambalur, and Pudukkottai staged protests on Tuesday.  

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