Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 24
Haryana plans to introduce flexi mode of examinations at the university level which will allow students to take a test when they are ready for it.
Under the on demand examination (ODE), a unique question paper with a defined number of items will be generated randomly by the computer (on the exam day) from the question bank. The question paper will be unique for each student. A pilot project will be conducted in four universities —- Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani; Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind; Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar; and Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Palwal —- to enable final year students to clear their backlog, if any.
Prof BK Kuthiala, Chairperson of the Haryana State Higher Education Council, said the basic idea behind the flexi mode of examination was the need to develop a student-centric system. “There have been changes in the examination system from time to time. Now, the pandemic has created situations necessitating innovations. Methods have to be evolved so that students do not suffer,” said Prof Kuthiala, the brains behind the flexi mode of exams. He said to begin with universities can adopt this system for postgraduate courses by trying it for the December semester. Also, students can be made to clear their backlog through this mode of examination. “In 4-5 years, we could adopt a flexi mode so that a 4-semester course could be completed in 3 semesters by bright students,” he said.