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Postponing 12th exams has a ripple effect on the future of students

New Delhi: 10 board exams and postponed class 12 exams following a surge in coronavirus cases. Anuj Jindal, Edu-Tech Expert, CEO, AJC EdTech Platform www.anujjindal.in concerned about the future of Students said that the intention behind cancelling and postponing exams is noble, as nothing is more important than the lives of our countrymen. However, postponing the exams has a ripple effect on the future of students, which is often ignored by the authorities. Lack of sync between schools and colleges would leave many students out of higher education in the next 1 year.

We are already witnessing the same problem in Government examinations which are not considering a delay in college exams and demanding that all students be graduates before a certain date (which is impossible due to covid). The solution lies in adapting fast to the changing conditions by using digital mediums to conduct examinations in a fair manner. If government examinations like RBI & SEBI can be conducted online, board examinations can also be conducted online at home using similar technologies.

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This will ensure that the future of our youth is not wasted in a competitive environment where every year is crucial. Let me elaborate with some examples of educational institutions that have taken their exam processes into the homes of students. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Kashipur was among the first institutes to conduct home exams; The OP Jindal Global University has recently announced that it shall be enabling students to take their entrance exams from their respective homes; Then there’s the example of DTU or the Delhi Technical University which is also in the process of doing something similar.

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