• Kol: Colleges ramp up e-infra for UG semester exams
    Times of India | 14 January 2022
  • KOLKATA: Colleges affiliated to Calcutta University have started ramping up their infrastructure for the various undergraduate semester and other examinations starting from January 15 onwards.

    Calcutta University has decided to conduct all the examinations through digital mode due to the third wave. Government too has suspended all in-person classes due to the spread of the virus.

    Several colleges have also published the rules and regulations for students taking the online examinations and the digital platform they will be using to give the examinations.

    Many colleges have kept a provision for students to submit the hard copies of their answer scripts if they are unable to upload the scripts on the college’s examination portal.

    Students of Asutosh College taking the examinations will have to do a one-time registration before the examination starts. Students can use their university registration ID or student ID to log onto the exam portal.

    “Students can upload the scanned copy of their answerscripts with their names, roll numbers and semester written on them. Files should be within 25 MB of size,” said an official of Asutosh College.

    Question papers will be available on the websites of Calcutta University and the website of the college as well.

    “Students can download examination papers from www.cuug.in, www.cuug20.in,www.culibrary.ac.in,” said an official of the university.

    Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration has issued guidelines for the examinations which has been conveyed to the students through the internal WhatsApp groups.

    “Students can only use A4 paper. After they have written their exams they must scan the sheets as a file and name it with their subject code and roll number. Official mail IDs have been provided to students where they can mail the scripts. Students who are unable to mail the scripts can deliver it to the college’s office at the end of each day’s examination in a sealed envelope,” said an official.

    Colleges have created special portals and mail IDs for students to download question papers and submit their answer scripts. “It seems we might have to continue with hybrid mode for some more time. It is important that we ramp up our digital infrastructure,” said the principal of a south Kolkata college.
  • Link to this news (Times of India)