In an initiative to come up with a flexible, less taxing and student-friendly examination process, the commissionerate of higher education in Gujarat plans to introduce ‘on demand online exam’ (ODOLE) in over 400 non- technical colleges in the state.
This means students do not have to wait for semester term or annual term examinations. The college or varsity would prepare feasible dates for examinations in a year (month-wise) beforehand. Depending upon their level of preparation and convenience students can opt for dates and timings of their choice. Not only this, students will also have liberty of opting for re-appearance in the exam till they are satisfied, said an official of the higher education department.
The commissioner of the higher education department, Jayanti Ravi, could not be reached for her comment.
The official said to make the online examination possible, learning and assessing centres will be set up. One centre, with around 100 computers, will be used by five colleges. Keeping in mind the 360 private colleges and 71 government colleges in state, 231 learning cum assessment centres will be developed. One centre would be developed at the cost of Rs 41L.
Officials said advantages of the new system are that it will bring efficiency into the choice-based credit system, improve quality and transparency of the examination system and reduce copying cases, to mention a few things.