Many undergraduate students of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) have complained that the mock test conducted by the university was a failure as they could not log in the app.
It may be noted that the mock test was conducted from October 3 and will continue till tomorrow to familiarise the students with the system of online mode of examinations.
The mock test session was of half an hour duration. To take part in the mock test, students have to log in an app – placement.myperfectice.com.
Speaking to this newspaper, several students said they had difficulty in logging in to the app.
“We could not login in. This app is pathetic. If the server crashes then what will NEHU do? The students’ future is at stake,” some of the students said.
The students also said that they uncertain of their academic career if this same problem happens on the day of online examinations.
NEHU has proposed to conduct the final year examinations from October 7 to October 16 after the University Grants Commission (UGC) agreed the proposed completion of final semester exams in Meghalaya by October 16.
The exams would be conducted for B.Tech, B.Ed, and law courses. The results will be declared by the end of October.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the UGC issued a revised guideline on examinations and academic calendar asking universities in the country to complete the final semester examinations by the end of September.
Upholding the decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states and universities cannot promote students of the terminal semester or final year disregarding the UGC’s revised guidelines.
The Meghalaya government, in the first week of this month, had written to the UGC seeking postponement of exams in the Central university saying that it would not be possible to hold the examination by September “keeping in view the health and safety of the students and also in the larger interest of their academic progression.”
The UGC has decided to accede to the request by the State government. Accordingly, UGC said that the final year/terminal semester examinations in colleges and universities in Meghalaya should be completed by October 16.