NU exam format has flaws, prone to malpractice: Academics | Nagpur News
Nagpur: Teachers are not satisfied with Nagpur University (NU) summer exam model which they say has several shortcomings. The multiple-choice question (MCQ) model will lead to cheating and malpractice, they said. The review should be conducted using OMR sheets to maintain transparency, as the assessors would be teachers from the same college, they said.
Prerna College of Commerce Principal Pravin Joshi says the way NU has now decided to conduct the exams is nothing short of a farce. “It is really a pity that after so much academic and intellectual churning at all levels carried out by university authorities for a long time, what has happened to the fate of students is fatal to their careers,” he said. .
Joshi added, “The university only met the emotional need of students by declaring exams offline. But do these offline reviews really have meaning and substance? The answer is a big “No”. It’s a travesty of the exam system to have an hour and a half question sheet with the MCQ boss, reception centers, how colleges conduct exams for their respective students, and valuing the answer sheets by teachers from the same colleges.
The result is distinctly visible to everyone, he said. “A lot of students will get 100% marks and some will be just a little behind,” he said.
Muktai Chavan, assistant professor at Panjabrao Deshmukh Institute of Management Technology and Research, said the MCQ pattern in online exams was acceptable due to Covid restrictions. “If exams are taken offline, the MCQ model should be based on cases or situations where students’ knowledge can be tested,” she said.
Simple MCQs in offline mode can be manipulated, Chavan added. “The tests will only be for the namesake in this case. Final year students who have had a chance to prove themselves will again have to settle for a model that will give them marks that they will not be able to justify during the job selection process,” she said. declared.
A professor in the science stream said: ‘The length of each article is 90 minutes for only 40 questions. It is not a standard university format. Why would an institute, department or college give lower marks to its own students on the university exam? If this is what senior university officials have planned, it is better to hand in the list of points directly rather than to take exams.