'VTU needs four years to implement open-book exam'

'VTU needs four years to implement open-book exam'

Governor Vajubhai Vala inaugurates Tech VCs’ Conclave organised by VTU and AICTE in Bengaluru on Friday. VTU V-C Karisiddappa, AICTE Chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, VTU Register H N Jagannatha Reddy look on. DH PHOTO

The Vishveshvaraya Technological University (VTU), needs at least four years to implement the open-book exam system, Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa said on Friday.

After the inauguration of the Tech VCs’ Conclave 2018 here, Karisidappa said, “Open-book examination is not a new concept. There are universities and private colleges, which are already following it. AICTE has given its approval for three reforms, we will analyse this and take a call on this. We have to tread with caution in implementing it. It should be implemented in the next revision, after four years. It requires a completely different approach to set the question papers and conduct the examination. We will start working on it now,” VC told reporters.

Governor Vajubhai Vala inaugurated the two-day conclave. Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda, AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe, and NAAC Executive Chairman Virander S Chauhan among others were present.

Virtual library

In a first for a state university, VTU on Friday inaugurated the virtual library.

Students of VTU and its affiliated colleges can get access to the virtual library with the login details provided by the VTU teach the team.

Students can get access to 16,000 books and also have the provision to make notes from them. The varsity is planning to make the virtual library available on phone, through an app.

The library has competitive exam resources, course books, general magazines, leisure reading materials and VTU study materials. Students can log on to vtulib.kopykitab.com.

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