Pune, 19th October 2021: While colleges across Maharashtra are starting, now attention is being paid to the method of conducting the semester examination. However, it is not yet clear whether Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will conduct the exam offline or online. Some speculate that it might even be in hybrid mode.
Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic, all the exams were conducted online for the last two years. But this did not lead to a proper assessment of the students. Now that the colleges are open once again, there is a state of curiosity and confusion among the students about the examination system.
When Pune University conducted the online exam for the first time, the students got high marks. University results went from 60% to 90%. University professors and officials observed that the increase was unnatural. However, students say that they get good marks due to multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
The university will have to prepare for the first semester exams of about six lakh students. Students want online exams saying they have studied online.
College and university officials said that now that they are open, it has to be seen whether online exams will be effective or not.
When contacted, Dr Mahesh Kakade, Director of Board of Examinations and Evaluation, SPPU, told PunekarNews.in, “This decision is made by mainly two authorities that are the board of examination and the academic council and it is yet to be made. If the situation keeps getting better, then we will go 100 % offline mode.”