Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has said that the Department of Higher Education (DHE) is likely to release guidelines for final semester/year exams within a week.

During a meeting with heads of teaching departments, registrar Anil Sharma said that the much-awaited exam schedule for final semester/year exams would be declared once guidelines from DHE is received.

He said that he had a word with DHE officers who informed him that the exam guidelines would be sent within a week.

The disclosure came when heads of teaching departments of DAVV expressed their willingness to hold final semester exams of undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

During the meeting, the HoDs discussed the delay in conducting the final semester exams of UTD students. They said that many students who were offered jobs during campus placements couldn't join the companies in the absence of final year marksheets.

At the meeting, the registrar told the heads they could decide scheme of exams if DHE fails to send guidelines within a week.

Earlier, in mid-July, the university had decided to hold final semester/year exams of UTD students from the first week of August. Final year exams of colleges were also underway in March when Covid-19 outbreak led to the closure of institutes.

Though the university is an autonomous body which has the right to decides its pattern and scheme of exams, the government in the last few years has encroached upon its autonomy. Now, the leading university of the state has to look to the government for each and every thing.

“When UGC chairman Prof DP Singh was vice-chancellor of DAVV, we used to takes decisions and others used to follow us. Even the government used to implement our decisions in other varsities in the state. Leadership is what counts,” said a senior professor wishing anonymity.

Teachers need to take lectures from classroom

Teaching departments of DAVV are gearing up to launch online classes through Google Classroom app.

In a meeting held of heads, vice-chancellor Prof Renu Jain said that though the classes will be held online, but teachers need to come to departments for the same.

“While students will take classes from home through mobile phones and tabs, the faculty will have to deliver lectures while being in classrooms,” said DAVV media in-charge Chandan Gupta.

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