Another first from Shoolini University: Virtual Academic Council meet
In another pioneering step, Shoolini University conducted its Academic Council meeting online and took several significant decisions related to academics and research in the University.
The prestigious Council meeting, which was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof P.K. Khosla and conducted by Director (Academics) Dr Sunil Puri, was attended by about 30 members, including some external members.
It was decided at the meeting, which lasted for over three hours, that mid-term and end-term examinations would be conducted online, and practical examinations would be conducted once the campus reopens.
It was also decided that the new academic session would comprise virtual classrooms as well as physical classes for all the faculties of the University. The Council recommended that the facility of virtual labs would be created for practical subjects.
Another important decision the Council took was that in view of the coronavirus outbreak, the final viva voce of PhD students would also be conducted online and would include subject specialists from abroad. Online viva and meetings were organised to examine the thesis of PhD students and 15 students got their PhD degrees approved in the Council meeting.
The University is already conducting all classes through interactive internet tools, including those developed by Aaddoo, a software development wing of the University. It also decided to conduct online examinations from May 5.
“I am pleased to inform you that the University has gone totally online in its teaching and examination system,” said the Vice-Chancellor. “The Academic Council has decided that university would finish its academic session as per the academic calendar of the university, that is, positively by end of May,” said Prof Khosla, adding that the results would be out by June 10, so that successful final year students can qualify for jobs and higher studies.