Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world is in distress. After a deep consideration of the present situation, NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) has initiated moves concerning the safety and good health of the staff and students. Conducting online examinations is one among them. National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai conducted the semester examinations for the final year students in the online mode. The exam was for a duration of three hours and 128 students from different parts of the country took part in it.
The National Institute of Industrial Engineering is one of the few institutions which decided to conduct the examinations in the online mode. In an interview with the media, Director of NITIE, Manoj K. Tiwari, said the institute used an online platform designed and tested to give students the experience of writing exams from home during the ongoing lockdown. He added that they were happy that all 128 students were able to submit their responses on time. He further added that they have 450 students enrolled in different courses, although only 128 students were able to take part in the online exam. It has been enabled through their online platform which was designed in such a way that students in remote areas were also able to participate. They also facilitated the participation through mobile phones.
The institute also has plans to release the results within a month. The semester examination was conducted in three parts. Students were given time for each section and they had to submit their answers after three hours. Students were also given 25-30 minutes to go through the questions.
Likewise, many Universities have explored the possibility of going digital and implemented it. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi is one among them. Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU) in Motihari, Bihar, is gearing up to announce the results of an examination it conducted through WhatsApp.
NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) was established in 1963. NITIE offers 5 Post Graduate, 1 Executive and a Fellow Programme (equivalent to PhD). Over the last 5 decades, it has had a strong relationship with the industry, justifying its motto, “Udyog Pragati”. It is administered by the Board of Governors which has representatives from Industry, Government, Labour and professional bodies.