Workshop on examination reforms held in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body that regulates and facilitates technical Education for over 10000 institutes in India is implementing various schemes and reforms for the benefits of its stake holders. As a part of upgrading the quality of technical education in India a one-day workshop on “Examination Reforms’’ was organised at Bhubaneswar by AICTE, Eastern Region (Kolkata) in association with Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT), Bhubaneswar   on January 21, 2019.

At the backdrop of worldwide sweeping reforms being undertaken to bring out essential changes in Technical Education in terms of content, knowledge delivery and assessment of student learning, the prevailing examination system in technical colleges in India needs to be reformed. That’s exactly what the policy makers and educationists advocated in a recently concluded workshop organised by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), Eastern Region Office, Kolkata in association with Gandhi Institute For Technology(GIFT), Bhubaneswar.

Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Dr Amit Vishwasrao Salunkhe, Eastern Regional Officer of AICTE reiterated the need of bringing in changes in examination systems for technical institutes for effective assessment of students’ performance. Shri Bhramarbar Badhai, Controller of Examinations, SCTE & VT during his speech mooted the idea of reforming the existing examination system. Director Examinations of BPUT, Dr Deepak Kumar Sahoo deliberated to prepare questions through mapping the examinations from Course Outcomes.  Er. Patitapaban Panda, Vice Chairman of GIFT stressed the need of reforms in the examination systems as higher education is driving profound changes in the technical education system in the wake of the globalisation of the world economy. The dignitaries present at the occasion advocated the necessity of designing question papers to test higher order, abilities and skills of the students.

Earlier, Alok Kumar Mohapatra, Vice Principal of GIFT delivered his welcome address. The workshop was conducted by resource persons Prakash G Tewari, Kaushik M. and Gopalkrishna Joshi from KLE Technological University, Hubli through a dynamic two-way participative process. More than hundred Heads, Deans, Controllers of Examinations and Senior Faculties from different technical institutes attended the workshop to get themselves acclimatized with the examination reforms.

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