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Quote on the announcement by UGC: Schoolguru

Reference to the announcement by UGC, mandating examinations, enclosed below is the quote from Mr Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, Schoolguru Eduserve.

“It’s a forward looking and an insightful verdict – completely protecting the interest of the students! Getting a degree without examinations, may have given some students an easy way out, but it would have certainly caused a long term damage to the credibility of their degrees. In fact, it was likely to spoil their careers, just in case, employers decided to filter out resumes of candidates passing out in 2020.

On the other side, universities, who have not prepared themselves, would find it challenging to meet the guidelines. Several Universities hoped and prayed for the examinations getting cancelled; but hope is never a strategy. Universities will need to quickly adopt a blended model of examinations primarily using digital infrastructure, and without compromising the health of students and faculties. Today, there are several service providers who offer multi-device, multi-lingual, secure, scalable and reliable examination platforms. Universities should explore this alternative.

Online examinations have matured to handle many formats of assessments, provide credibility, maintain integrity and give flexibility to the students and the institutions.  The top court has however been generous in allowing universities to approach the regulator with an extension of time so that they can prepare for the activity.”

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