Finally the Executive Council meeting which was held on Saturday, 17 August 2019 proved to be fruitful as the “long pending” decision on implementation of Semester system examination for School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) came to force.
This enforcement will come into action from the current academic session and the students who have been recently enrolled will get its benefits.
Demur against the implementation of the Semester system came from certain council members as they alleged that this was a ‘hasten step’ without actually mulling over the ramifications. Others complaint that the classes are already running and any step like this is practically non-feasible. Some also were unhappy by the fact that apart from having reservations the committee went on to take the decision in majoritarian way.
DU NCWEB Approach :
With the recent decision being passed, the students of Undergraduate courses of the college are going to have choice based semester system. The council has planned to make the teaching centers as the examination center. All the prerequisites for the Examination for instance the timetable , syllabus will be taken care of by the Examination wing of NCWEB.
DU SOL Approach :
The University of Open learning also offers three Undergraduate will also conduct the semester examination. These examination will be inline with the regular college students. But in contrast to the NCWEB the exam schedule, timetable will be similar to the regular colleges as this will clinch that the time invested to prepare the question paper for the examination is saved in order to conduct a well systematic exams that too on time, thinking about the assessment of the paper, the Central Evaluation centers will be in charge of the duty of all honours Undergraduate Program. But the Examination of non-honours Undergraduate programs will be entirely in control of the DU SOL.