Govt mulls revamp in higher education system; Exams will be credit-based

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Thiruvananthapuram: Proposals to bring in fundamental changes in higher education system in the state has been given in-principle approval. The meeting chaired by the Chief Minister approved the draft proposals submitted by the commissions appointed to study the changes. There will be changes in the examination pattern and the functioning of the universities.

The process will be completed in phases during the government’s period. The Examination Reform Commission will submit its final report later this month and the Higher Education Reforms Commission early next month.

Credit-based examinations

A unified system will be introduced to bring exams, administration, student portal etc under one roof. The marks ratio of internal assessment and examinations will be increased.

All exams will be based on credits. Currently, only exams, assignments and seminars are considered for assessment. It will change and there will be an internal assessment depending on the nature of each paper.

Cooling time will be allowed for the exam. The methods of moderation and grace marks will change. The revaluation process will be online. Providing extra marks will be discarded.

Right to Service Act will be implemented

The implementation of the Right to Service Act in higher education institutions is also being considered. Steps will be taken to simplify the administration. The Senate meets are required now to issue certificates after the exams. This power will be transferred to the Syndicate.

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