IIT Bhubaneswar follows a unique way in conducting online classes and Semester examination. In the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic IIT Bhubaneswar has conducted Semester examination for All UG, PG and PhD candidates except first year B.Tech in Pen and Paper format. Although the examination was conducted in online mode but in an innovative way. Check the entire post for details about IIT Bhubaneswar Semester exam technique and other information regards this examination.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar has completed its spring end semester examinations of 2020-21 by march 15. After the lock down announced on march 2020 the institute switched it s classes to online mode immediately with prior planning, innovations and execution, a senior official said that“The institute also developed a very unique and innovative online method to hold comprehensive pen and paper exams, trained its faculty and applied the same very successfully to hold the end-semester examination, in May 2020”
IIT Bhubaneshwar doesn’t conducted semester examination for First Year B.Tech course only due to late admission and late starting of the semester across all the IIT’s across the country. Director of IIT BhubaneswarProf Raja Kumar said that “Due to the very tough pandemic, the theory classes for the entire 2020-21 too were conducted online, timely for all the students. For science and engineering students’ hands on laboratory training is important and carrying on the same during the pandemic posed a serious problem”.
He also said that the Lab courses for students was conducted as both online and offline classes. The students were initially trained for experiments by live streaming or pre-recorded video of demonstration of experiments performed on the lab table by the faculty members and then they done those experiments physical presence with hands on experience. All students except the freshers were brought to the campus conducted their full lab sessions with physical presence in the campus during February-April 2021 very successfully.
But now, due to second wave of covid-19 the pandemic is in severe form the lab practice with physical presence of the freshers has been postponed this examination will be conducted soonOnline Class for first year BTech students with extra academic activities such as Yoga classes could be done online in a very innovative and unique way during the pandemic. Also, Project and research seminars, evaluations, of UG, PG and PhD programmes were conducted over online platforms.
Prof Raj Kumar said that “IIT Bhubaneswar campus has been kept Covidfree except for 5 cases in September 2021 and up to 7 cases in April 2021 and 5 cases in May 2021, through a very strict and spirited implementation of the Covid protocols, awareness campaigns and participation of the whole fraternity in the same”. IIT Bhubaneswar was the situation in Odisha nearly 90 per cent of students come from all places in the country, up to 2000 migrant workers stayed in the campus the covid-19 precautions is challenging task, IIT Director said.