KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Tribhuvan University (TU) has stopped accepting forms for private examinations under its Master's Degree courses. The move comes in line with the decision taken by the country's largest and oldest university in mid-February to scrap the courses.
According to TU officials, the university decided to discontinue private examinations after it was deemed to be unfair for the full-time students since the students taking private examinations were also provided the same degree.
“Since we are already running the semester system for the Master's Degree courses, it would be unfair if we conducted private examinations in an annual basis,” TU's Controller of Examinations Puspa Raj Joshi told Republica.
Joshi said that private examination system was practically unfair since it didn't include the thesis part that other Master's Degree students require mandatorily.
TU had been conducting the private examinations for students from the Political Science and Public Administration streams until last year. Previously, it also conducted such examinations for the students of Sociology, Nepali, Management and other faculties. Applicants for the private examinations generally apply for the examinations starting from December every year.
Examinations controller Joshi also said that the university is set to hand over the responsibility to conduct the examinations to its Open and Distance Learning System (ODLS). The ODLS has been in operation for the last two years. However, its modality is yet to be finalized.
“The vice-chancellor and other authorities of the university are currently discussing on what model we should use to run the examinations in accordance to the ODLS,” Joshi said.