Yangyel Lhaden

Twenty-something final year Bhutanese students from Chandigarh University (CU), India will be sitting their final examination online.

“Final year students have dreams and aspirations. The initiative to do this online exam is a great relief since we can’t be sure when the lockdown in India will be lifted,” said Jigme Wangmo, a final year engineering student.

The university has come up with an automated technology-based evaluation system for the final year students to ensure that they are able to complete their courses on time.

The initiative is aimed at providing degree certificate for the students with job placement already and have further plans.

The online examination will be first done for the engineering students and Master in Business Administration students.

What’s the examination format going to be like?

There will be multiple choice questions for hundred marks based on theory. This part will be conducted through an application called AMCAT.

It is going to be a “proctored test” whereby the candidate will be under strict surveillance. The candidate will be required to follow 25 guidelines.

If the candidate takes a screenshot of the test the test will be locked. It will ensure that the candidate’s face is visible on the webcam and wearing of cap/scarf/goggles/ sunglasses will be prohibited. The answers once selected cannot be changed. Covering of face is not allowed. Candidate can have “Resume Incomplete Test” option if there is problem with internet connectivity.

The students say that the test is going to be fair. Even the slightest mistake during the online examination could lead to termination of paper, one said.

When will the online exam take place?

Mock exam was scheduled on May 15 and 16 and final online examination on May 18. However, all dates had to be postponed.

Examination date is yet to be announced.

One of the students, Dorji Gyeltshen, said, “I am preparing hard to sit my final university exam. I am a little disheartened by the postponement notice but it is for the convenience of my fellow Indian friends.”