TNAU introduces online examinations

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Coimbatore, Apr 8 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) today has introduced online examinations for first year students.

In a release here, Dean K Vanangamudi said, TNAU was conducting the mid semester online examination in all campuses of the University and about 800 students were taking it.

The students were provided with Wi-Fi connectivity in their laptops. They could view the question paper only during the time set by the teacher after entering the password as announced in the examination hall.

After the examination, the answers would be stored in a separate file and mailed to the mail ID of the teacher concerned for evaluation.

The Dean said e-education consists of e-teaching, e-learning, e-communication, e-assignment, e-examination and e-evaluation.

The new global economy poses more complex challenges to workers requiring higher level education, computer literacy, critical thinking, information analysis and synthesising skills, he said.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based teaching was being implemented in the TNAU, he said, adding, an e-learning lab had already established in the University.

Dr Vanangamudi said the TNAU was the first among 44 State Agricultural Univesities in India to host the e-learning resource materials for 381 courses through website (www.tnau.ac.in) and implement the ICT based teaching since 2003.

He said Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) had sanctioned Rs 1.2 crore for development of the e-course resource materials for BSc (Agriculture) degree from January 2008 to December 2009.

Under this programme, web notes were made available in the website with relevant and updated quality photos, diagrams, pictures, graphs and flow-charts, he said, adding, lecture presentation of teachers from semester I to VIII of 2007-08 batch of all campuses were also video filmed.

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