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Jammu, June 11:
The declaration of pending results and conduct of all the examinations which could not be held due to COVID-19 must be expedited on priority said, Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor on his visit to the Examination Wing. Prof Dhar lauded the efforts of Prof Jasbir Singh, Controller of Examinations, University of Jammu and his team of Officers for their exemplary efforts to ensure that the various examinations are conducted and the results are delivered in time, despite the availability of bare minimum staff. At the outset of the meeting, he offered rich tributes to Dr. Subhash Raina, Assistant Registrar who passed away recently due to Covid. He termed it a great setback to the Examination system since Dr. Raina was closely working with the Controller of Examinations in the capacity of Confidential Assistant to COE and was playing an important role in the timely conduct of examinations.
The Controller of Examinations in his detailed report informed that strategies worked out after several meetings with the Vice Chancellor over the last two months has been effectively executed. He thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his timely intervention, personal interest, and necessary directions so that the processes could be carried out smoothly. He informed that the open book online examinations of Engineering stream 5th and 7thsemesters have already been conducted and the evaluation process is going on and the date sheet for BE 8th semester shall be notified shortly for the examinations starting from 17th June. The preparations for the conduct of online examinations of 1st and 3rd semesters are on and these will also be conducted soon. He further said that the examinations of B. Tech semester 7th have also been conducted while those of 5th& 3rd semesters are starting from 11th and 21st June 2021, respectively. Prof Dhar exhorted that besides other courses, the emphasis should also be given to the conduct of Examinations of Medical Courses. COE assured that the online examinations of the UG students of DDE and other private students shall also be started at the earliest. While the examinations of UG 5thsemester and B.Ed 3rdsemester have already started, the examinations of 1st and 3rd semesters UG students of DDE and Private shall start in the last week of June 2021. In order to ensure timely conduct of the terminal semester examinations which have a direct bearing on the PG admission of the students in the University of Jammu and other Universities of the country, a detailed strategy was worked out. As was done earlier also, the Vice-Chancellor directed the Controller of Examinations to hold an online meeting with all the Principals of the Degree Colleges affiliated to the University of Jammu to enquire about the progress of the syllabus covered by the Colleges so far. Efforts should be made to conduct the 6th semester UG examinations in the month of July. He also directed the concerned officers to draw out a detailed plan for evaluation of the answer scripts within a reasonable time frame. Controller of Examinations informed that in order to ensure timely notification for the award of Ph.D. degrees to the candidates, the Vice-Chancellor directed for an online procedure for the first time in the University during the Covid period and as a result 20 scholars were awarded Ph. D degrees. For another batch of about 20 scholars, the next meeting is scheduled for 15th June. Keeping in view the fact that the physical presence of the students is being avoided in campus under the prevailing situation and at the same time for redressal of their issues, the Vice-Chancellor gave on the spot directions to set up an extension counter at gate 2 of the University, near J & K Bank, so that students can get the required information from a single window. During the course of the discussion, it was further informed that during the pandemic period, efforts were made to declare the results of B.Tech- 1st,3rd and 5th semesters; BE 6th and 4th semesters and many other courses. The online examinations of LLB 3 years and B.A. LLB 5years and also LLM 3rd semester is being conducted as per the date sheet. The online examinations of B. Lib., M. Lib, MBA (all streams) are also in process and are being conducted. Similarly, PG terminal semester examinations of regular students are being conducted by the respective Departments strictly as per Academic Calendar. The results of these semesters shall also be declared at the earliest. It was decided that the COE shall urgently address the queries of the students and stakeholders residing within and outside the country with respect to the verifications of degrees and sending of transcripts.
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