At a time when majority of higher education institutions in the country have cancelled their exams, Surat’s Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) completed its last semester exams for Bachelor of Technology (BTech) as well as five-year integrated Master of Science (MSc).
The exam was conducted in online format and after successful completion, the varsity will conduct remaining exams for BTech and MSc students.
Altogether 814 students from various branches of BTech and MSc have appeared in the exam and their results are also being announced by the institute currently. The decision to conduct final year exam was opposed by the students initially and were demanding that they should be given marks as per the previous exam performance.
But the institute refused to cancel the exam.
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After smoothly conducting the exams, the institute in a recently held senate meeting decided to conduct exam of second, fourth and sixth semester exam in BTech while second, fourth, sixth and eighth semester exam in five year MSc course.
“Exam of around 2,700 students of BTech, MSc and MTech will now be conducted after successful completion of last semester exam. Last year MTech tests are also continue currently,” said H R Jariwala, associate dean, academic, SVNIT.
“Exam of those students who have failed in other semester in past will also be conducted,” said a faculty member.
“We are ensuring that the students can appear in exam without any trouble. Taking exam will help them in their career,” said S R Gandhi, director, SVNIT.
The exam of last semester students was conducted online. The exam papers were uploaded online and students were supposed to send scanned answer book after writing answers.
“In current circumstances the final semester exam was of 30 marks instead of 50 marks. We have earlier completed 30 marks mid semester exam and its marks will now be calculated on proportionate out of 50 marks,” said P G Agnihotri, professor at Civil Engineering department, SVNIT. The institute also conducted 20 marks surprise test earlier and its marks will be counted in final result.
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