Internet a major hurdle for online exams: Principals tell RGU

RONO HILLS, Sept 27: An online meeting of all principals of 42 colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU on Sunday discussed issues relating to examinations and impending academic session 2020-21.

Vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, in his presidential address, exhorted the principals to work together with the RGU to ensure that no student miss an academic year at any cost. He also reiterated RGU’s motto ‘that varsity under no circumstances will leave any student behind’

The RGU and its colleges working hand-in-hand is integral for success of online exams and the next session to resume, said Pro-VC Prof. Amitava Mitra.

The RGU is ready to face all challenges during this difficult time, said registrar Dr. N. T. Rikam in his opening remark and said that all challenges could be overcome with cooperation and coordination among the RGU and its colleges. The RGU had to reschedule ongoing online exams from Sept 30 to Oct 18 due to COVID-19 outbreak in the campus, he said.

The principals highlighted their problems, internet connectivity as the biggest hurdle and suggested measures to overcome them. However, joint registrar Dr. David Pertin (academics) informed that that the VC has urged Vodafone, Jio and BSNL to ensure proper internet connectivity in the campus. It was resolved that the RGU and colleges would jointly take steps to strengthen internet connectivity.

The students have been facing problems in all online exams due to wrongful feeding of data by them during filling up of forms. Thus, a Google form has been circulated among the colleges to give the students another chance to correct their applications to overcome the problems.

Joint registrar (exams) Dr. Nani Tamang Jose, coordinator Prof. Utpal Bhattacharya and controller of examinations Dr. Bijay Raji also spoke, according to a RGU release.

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