Kolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) on Monday said candidates will be given two hours to answer papers on digital mode for final semester undergraduate exams from their home.
Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee, the vice-chancellor, told reporters after a meeting with principals of CU-affiliated colleges that the students will be mailed or WhatsApped the questions prior to the start of the exams by the institution concerned and the students have to finish answering their papers in two hours.
“We are adding another 30 minutes for uploading the answers but not more than that. If any candidate faces network glitches, he/she will have to take it up with his/her college,” she was quoted as saying news agency PTI.
The under-graduate final semester exams will be held from October 1 to 8 and the colleges will send the results to the university by October 18.
The university had earlier said that final semester students would get 24 hours on digital mode. The decision had sparked major controversy. The educationists claimed that it would be a “mockery of our education system as a candidate can write from his/her text book in 24 hours which is against the concept of our established examination pattern”.
The UGC then advised CU not to stretch the time limit to 24 hours and instead suggested to limit the exam time between 2 to 3 hours.