Calcutta University: Final Semester Exams to be Conducted Online from October 1
Calcutta University on Wednesday announced that it will be conducting final semester exams online from October 1 to 18.
The vice-chancellor of the Calcutta University, Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee has confirmed that students of the undergraduate and postgraduate level will take the exams during this period and the results will be published by October 31.
“Questions will be sent to those who cannot appear for online exams via email and WhatsApp and have to submit the answers in hard copy to his/her respective institution after 24 hours,” said the vice-chancellor.
The vice-chancellor has informed that for UG students, the answer sheets will be evaluated by teachers of the same institute, unlike the previous practice of external evaluation, the change necessitated in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, she also informed that the previous decision of the varsity senate (the highest decision-making body) for evaluation based on 80-20 ratio (previous semester performance and internal assessment) will not be valid any more.
The West Bengal government has also recently said that the final semester exams will have to be conducted by universities between October 1 and 18 and the results will have to be published by October 31.