Despite the nationwide lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jawaharlal Nehru University has commenced the mid-semester exams online. Till now, different educational institutions have been conducting digital classes for the students due to the lockdown. Now, JNU has already started online examinations for the students. M. Jagadeesh Kumar, the Vice-Chancellor of JNU posted the same on his official micro-blogging account. He congratulated the University for their idea of holding digital exams.
As per the schedule, the digital examinations will be organized until 4th May 2020. On his personal Twitter account, the Vice-Chancellor wrote, ‘In order to complete the academic requirements for the MSc and MPhil/Ph.D. degrees, the School of Environmental Sciences, JNU has started the mid-semester exams using digital means from today until May 4, 2020. Way to go.’
The academic sessions of the University will continue the shut down till lifting the lockdown across the nation. The Central Government has imposed a lockdown across the country mid the spread of coronavirus pandemic. It is already known that all the schools and colleges across the nation have been closed since 16th March 2020. Previously, the University officials have organized digital workshops to provide training to the teachers in online teaching and learning modes.
The Vice-Chancellor received a report saying that the summer vacations must be cancelled. The students who are unable to take part in the exams due to poor internet connectivity must submit their assignments with a grace period. Still, there is no official confirmation about the extensions. The students pursuing Ph.D. and MPhil courses must get some relaxations in submitting their thesis depending on the vital norms and rules of UGC.
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