Online tests can be held by private varsities in line with UGC conditions

Sun Online Desk

7th May, 2020 04:53:19 printer

Online tests can be held by private varsities in line with UGC conditions

Country’s private universities, which have finished 70 percent of academic activities for outgoing semester and have been holding online classes successfully for theoretical courses, will be able to assess their students through online viva exams, keeping the video open and through virtual presentations.

According to media report, the University Grants Commission finalised the instruction with an option stating that such universities can grade students taking the attendance, assignments, presentations, mid-term exam results into account held before online tests.

They can also take results of previous semester into consideration while preparing results for outgoing session.

Universities can prepare the results only after being assured that at least 60 percent students are participating in the online classes.

"We have issued the directive on taking online classes, holding exams and admission tests against the backdrop of the Covid-19 situation," said UGC private university division director Fakhrul Islam.

Mentionable, all private universities have been closed since March 17 and the government has now extended the closure until May 16 to curb further spread of Covid-19.


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