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Engineering colleges mull online courses, phone viva to get academics going

Some have even done away with final exams and are instead looking at other options like according merits from previous internals

Students undergo thermal screening before entering the examination centre in Indore on Tuesday.
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Students undergo thermal screening before entering the examination centre in Indore on Tuesday.

Samreen AhmadVinay Umarji Bengaluru/Ahmedabad
Engineering colleges across the country, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), are racing to make up for time they lost during the lockdown.

To stay on course with their academic calendars, several steps for graduating batches and fresh incoming batches are being taken.

Colleges are in talks with service providers or developing in-house learning management solutions for taking their academics online. Some have even done away with final exams and are, instead, looking at options to grant marks or credits to students such as according merits from previous internals and semester or telephonic viva.

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First Published: Jun 18 2020 | 6:16 PM IST

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