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Calcutta University students to appear for final year exams from home, test to be of 2 hours

The exams will be conducted from October 1 to 8 and the colleges will send the results to the university by October 18.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: September 22, 2020 8:09:38 am
CU, calcutta university final year exams, ugc final year exam guidelines, education newsStudents to appear for exam from their home. (Representational inage/ Pixabay)

Calcutta University on Monday said that candidates will be given two hours to answer papers on digital mode for final semester undergraduate exams from their home.

Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told reporters after a meeting with principals of CU-affiliated colleges that the students will be mailed or send via WhatsApp the questions just before the start of the exams and they have to finish answering their papers in two hours.

“We are adding another 30 minutes for uploading the answers but not more than that. If any candidate faces network glitches, he/she will have to take it up with his/her college,” she said.

The exams will be conducted from October 1 to 8 and the colleges will send the results to the university by October 18.

Read | Calcutta University admissions 2020: Application form for UG courses released, check details here

Earlier, the university had said that students would be given 24 hours for answering the final semester undergraduate examinations on digital mode.

The decision had triggered controversy as a section of educationists had claimed that it would be a “mockery of our education system as a candidate can write from his/her text book in 24 hours which is against the concept of our established examination pattern”.

The UGC had advised CU not to stretch the time limit to 24 hours and instead recommended to limit the exam time between 2 to 3 hours.

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