Sathyabhama Univ’s paperless mission, exam to be on iPads

The city- based Sathyabama University has embarked on a pilot project to conduct paperless, digital exam this year. Students of M.A (English) and MBA will take up their exams this year on iPad instead of the traditional paper-based model.
Sathyabhama Univ’s paperless mission, exam to be on iPads
MBA and MA (English) departments chosen for the digital drive

Chennai

This is in continuation of the efforts the University has been taking to make their institution paper less one. Sathyabama University Director Dr Mariazeena Johnson said that they had been working to make all process in the University paperless, including teaching-learning process and as part of this paperless initiative, they have embarked on a pilot project to conduct this year’s exam for students of M.A (English) and MBA using iPad and stylus. 
The University would provide the iPads for the examinations. Speaking to DTNext, Dr Mariazeena said, “Once the student completes the exam, all his details will get transferred to the faculty computer and he can access the result immediately. 
A student can easily reply both objective and descriptive type questions using an iPad. As we want to experiment with the digital exam model, we chose to go with a small set of students, which is why we have selected only two departments. After assessing the success of the pilot project, we will take a final decision on extending it to other departments as well.” 
Last year, the university had started uploading course study material on its students’ portal, to help students learn digitally and minimising their textbook load in the process. 
“We are also providing these learning materials in a compact disc (CD) so that a student can use the CD on his laptop to study at a convenient time. Students can also access e-content available in our library even at his home through the internet. To save time and travel we have asked parents and students to send their grievances and suggestions to us by email,” the director added.

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