SVNIT SURAT becomes the first to complete online for odd semester. All classes will be conducted via online mode for autumn semester 2020-21. IIT BOMBAY was the first institute to go complete online for odd semester. Later on IIT Delhi & IIT Madras also went online for odd semester.
SVNIT SURAT: As per the recommendations of 48″ Senate Meeting of the Institute held on 26″ June 2020, the End semester examination of B. Tech. I, If and III years, M. Sc. 1, Il, III and IV years and M. Tech. | year and course work and comprehensive examination of Ph.D. students will be conducted in online mode.
It is proposed that online teaching for the next semester be started from 10” August 2020. The Departments will prepare a time table for teaching through online mode. Departments will also be encouraged to develop model classrooms which will have all facilities to conduct and transmit live online classes directly from the classroom itself.
- Exams pattern:
The weightage of marks shall be as under:
Mid Semester is presently 30% which may be proportionately increased to 50%. Internal Assessment Marks is presently 20%. Thus the weightage of Mid Semester & Internal Assessment will be 70% and the weightage for End semester examination may be 30%. The actual marks secured in Tutorials would be considered as per the prevailing norms in the theory subject wherever tutorials are involved.
2. Practical Examination:
The departments may devise suitable methods for evaluating laboratory courses. The practical examination may be held through online mode. The respective course coordinator may decide the method for the conduction of online practical examination. This may include quizzes, supplying sample data and calculations including the online coding etc. The practical examinations will be held during 06-10 July 2020.
However, the examination can be held early as per the convenience of students/faculty member.
3. Examination of students who are unable to appear in the end semester
examination through online modes: The students who couldn’t appear in the online examination due to his/her lack of access to the network or any valid reason may be allowed to appear in the supplementary examination to be held at the institute on the dates as decided by the Senate.
When It comes to NITs, NIT Raipur was the first NIT to start virtual classes for 2020-21 session. NIT Raipur started online classes for odd semester 2020 via online mode on 16th June. Classes were going as per schedule but yesterday evening a notice released stating online classes from 6th July and online classes will be suspended from 26th June until further notice.
MANIT Bhopal was also supposed to start online classes from 1st July and the exam for even semester will be conducted once the college reopens. MANIT Bhopal also changed the plan and as of now they will conduct online exams and classes for odd sem will start later on.
NIT Rourkela Dean Academic Prof. Suraj Kumar Patel Sir in a telegram message to students said, We plan to start 2020-21 autumn semester classes from Jul 20, 2020 through online mode if students are not allowed to return to the campus by that time due to Covid-19 pandemic.