SRINAGAR, May 4: In the back drop of recent UGC guidelines and various orders/guidelines issued by the Central and local administration, the Kashmir University Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad, Chaired a high level meeting at the University campus.
The meeting, following all social distancing norms and safety guidelines, was attended by the Dean Academic Affairs, Dean Research, Dean College Development, Deans of various Schools, Registrar, Controller of Exams, Media Advisor, Director ITS&S, Special Secretary to the VC and Directors of North & South Campuses.
The Vice Chancellor informed that he has approved the recommendations of the Deans committee for conduct of research related activities online. These include online, submission of thesis, panel of experts, receipt of evaluation reports and conduct of final viva -voce.
Prof Talat advised that the faculty members should devise their own mechanism to conduct online internal assessment of students. These may include online assignments, quiz programs, MCQ tests and short-term review-based research projects. The students be encouraged to do review based desertions, avoiding use of laboratories and travel during the lockdown period, he added.
Prof Talat advised the School of Education and Directorate of Distance Education to explore the possibility of conducting online “Teaching Practice” sessions for B Ed students in collaboration with the School Education Department.
After thorough review, the meet took several decisions. As per these decisions, a committee, under the chairmanship of Dean Academic Affairs is constituted to frame a policy document clearly depicting the modalities for conduct of online examinations/online classes, completion of teaching of ongoing semesters, carry forward to next semester, conduct of viva voce etc.
For online examination, a subcommittee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Controller Exams. The committee will submit the recommendations about the pattern and modalities of online examinations and other requirements associated with conduct of online examinations.
Based on UGC recommendations, 6 months extension was also granted to all the Scholars whose registrations expired during the lockdown period or who could not submit their thesis.