Can final year exams be based on MCQ, open choices, assignments: Delhi High Court asks UGC. The Delhi High Court asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to clarify that can final year examinations by the universities be conducted based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), open choices, assignments and presentations, instead of long answer format.
The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Government of India in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disbursements of funds to such recognized universities and colleges. Its headquarters is in New Delhi, and has six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore
Delhi HC Question to UGC:
The Delhi High Court Mentioning the alternatives and asked the UGC to reveal if the impending final year examinations in universities can be conducted on the basis of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), assignments, open choices and presentations, instead of the traditional method. The high court was hearing a plea that challenges Delhi University’s decision to conduct Open Book Examination (OBE) for final year undergraduate courses that will be in a long-answer form.
The high court listed the matter for further hearing on July 24. During the hearing, the UGC submitted that the guidelines do not permit internal assessment for evaluating final year students as it puts the credibility of the system at stake.
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