The Times of India |
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Unlike the practice followed by other universities in the state, faculties in all colleges affiliated to the KTU would prepare question papers well in advance, based on which the university-appointed panel of experts would make the final set of question papers. “The faculties in all 152 affiliated colleges that offer BTech courses have been directed to prepare first semester question papers and submit the same before August 30. The first year BTech classes are set to begin in the first week of August. A workshop on preparation of question papers was conducted at the university headquarters here on Thursday,” pro-vice-chancellor (PVC) M Abdul Rahman said. This includes the faculties from colleges in self-financing sector too.
A high-level committee being set up by the university would prepare five sets of question papers. The committee would go through the question papers in the total 16 subjects. They would make necessary changes in the questions if needed and the final set of question papers could be downloaded by the college authorities from the university website a few minutes before the commencement of the examination. Till now, the practice was to prepare question papers on the basis of old question banks and by a few select teachers. Now on, importance would be given to test the knowledge of the students rather than their memory. Such changes are expected to enhance the quality of engineering studies,” Abdul Rahman said. The question papers being prepared by the select faculties who participated in the workshop on Thursday would be distributed among engineering experts, teachers and students for eliciting their response. One among the changes mooted by the university in the conduct of examination is that students will have to limit their answer sheets to a maximum of 22. “The answer sheet will contain 22 pages. Not the quantity of papers, but the quality of answers would matter in engineering examinations,” the PVC said.-Courtesy