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Mahatma Gandhi Varsity mulls open book exams in PG streams

In a move to bring paradigm shift in the academic evaluation system, Mahatma Gandhi University here is planning to introduce open book examination system in select Post Graduate streams.


Mahatma Gandhi Varsity mulls open book exams in PG streams
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Kottayam: In a move to bring paradigm shift in the academic evaluation system, Mahatma Gandhi University here is planning to introduce open book examination system in select Post Graduate streams.

The Academic Council, which met here on Saturday, gave the nod to seek Deans Committee report as a prelude for its implementation of the restricted Open Book Examination System in select PG streams on a trial basis.

The intervention, mooted by Vice Chancellor Dr Babu Sebastian, is intended to incorporate a paradigm shift in the student assessment process, a varsity release said here.

With the implementation of the new system, the conventional memory oriented methodology would give way to the creative and analytic process, it said.

The Restricted Open Book Examination process, being deliberated for induction in the varsity, proposes to permit students bring prescribed texts in the examination hall for reference.

Dr Babu Sebastian presided over the meeting. Pro Vice chancellor Dr Sheena Shukkur, Syndicate members and registrar MR Unni were also present in the meeting, it added.

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