Final-year exams heading in the right direction

Most spheres of life that had come to a halt throughout the nationwide lockdown have been subsequently unlocked progressively in a bid to deliver regular life again on monitor. In the identical spirit of shifting on within the evolving scenario, the choice to rev up the training sector is prudent as it’s geared in the direction of defending the usual of training in addition to the tutorial and profession development of scholars. First got here the go-ahead to JEE and NEET, the gateways to engineering/medical institutes. Now, placing to relaxation the confusion on whether or not the college exams could be held or not, the Supreme Court has upheld the UGC’s July 6 path making the conduct of final-year/ terminal semester exams obligatory by September-end. It additionally guidelines that the states can’t override the UGC, the apex regulatory physique of training. Those contesting the choice must ponder on the truth that a level can’t be conferred on a candidate on the idea of inside evaluation alone and with out having him undergone a check, for it might lack credibility and jeopardise his future prospects.

Given the prevailing pandemic, the states have the leeway to tweak the dates and determine on the mode of the assessments: on-line, offline or a mix of the 2 modes. In order to safeguard the pursuits of the scholars, the states/universities could be suggested to get right down to the method without delay and make up for the misplaced time. Already, a bit of pupils that has not but taken the exams is at a disadvantageous place vis-à-vis those that have. While practically 600 of the 800 universities within the nation have both accomplished or are within the technique of conducting exams, globally, too, most prestigious institutes, together with the MIT, Cambridge and Oxford, have held the exams.

Additionally, the states and universities have the onerous activity of making certain the security of the examiners and examinees. The examination centres must be effectively outfitted with the instruments to maintain Covid at bay. Any laxity in offering sufficient masks, sanitisers, gloves or making certain social distancing in addition to protected transport services would compromise their well being and will show to be counterproductive.

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