Engg. Colleges are looking for nods to online exams

Members of the Andhra Pradesh Private Engineering College Managements’ Association have appealed to the authorities concerned to conduct exams in online mode during the current academic year and to make this a one-off issue for all students (UG and PG).

In a letter addressed to the vice-chancellors of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities (JNTU) in Kakinada and Anantapur, the association’s president, C. Gangi Reddy, general secretary M. Sridhar and treasurer S. Ramesh Babu said about the current pandemic situation in the state engineering schools -Courses conducted to complete the curriculum according to the academic calendar prescribed by universities. They pointed to the dire scenario resulting from the rapid spread of the virus and an increasing number of positive cases, and asked the universities for permission to take the exams online.

“This will prevent student overcrowding on campus and will help avoid unnecessary delays in the academic schedule, especially for students in their final semester,” they said.

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