Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have decided to hold online examinations amid the coronavirus pandemic with a view to reducing session jams.
The decision was taken at an emergency syndicate meeting of the university held on Wednesday with vice chancellor Prof Dr Farzana Islam in the chair.JU syndicate member and dean of social science faculty Professor Rasheda Akhtar confirmed the matter to media.
The syndicate approved the proposal of Academic Council to take exams online, said Prof Rasheda Akhtar.
'We need to do some preparatory work before the exam. We plan to start exams within the next three weeks. Within this time, the preparation of teachers and students for online exams will be completed. Teachers need to be empathetic to students when taking exams online,' she added.
Associate Professor Mohammad Nazmul Islam, a member of the Technical Committee on online examination, presented the recommendation of the Academic Council at the Syndicate meeting.
He said, 'In the online exam, 10 marks have been allocated for one creative assignment, 10 marks for time bounded online written exam and 30 marks for a structured viva- voce. This 50 marks will be converted to 70 marks again. As well as 20 marks for class tutorial test and 10 marks for class attendance. The 100 marks will be tested.'