There has been an announcement by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) that the summer examinations will be held in the traditional offline manner from June 20.
In response to a few student-activists' appeal to the Bombay high court, which urged commonality in all universities and suggested that the examination be held offline with multiple choice questions (MCQ), there has been much debate and confusion among students regarding the pattern of the exam.ormat for the exam was proposed to be offline using multiple choice questions (MCQs).
However, a notification released on Sunday by SPPU's director of examination and evaluation Mahesh Kakade said the paper would be conducted offline after a meeting with Uday Samant, the minister of higher and technical education.
Extra fifteen minutes would be given for every hour of the examination. SPPU also plans to give students a two-day gap between each consecutive regular examination so that they can get accustomed to the format of the questions.
“Model question papers would be uploaded on the university’s website. If there are two examinations in a day, there would be at least a one-hour gap. It is up to the examination officers in each institute to ensure that the teachers and students of the respective college are in the know of these features and if there are any doubts, they are requested to resolve them,” Kakade added.