Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recently partnered with TechGig Assess Online – a cutting-edge assessment platform – to promote its academic evaluations. TechGig is one of the largest technology group in India and is part of India’s leading digital media company – Times Internet Ltd.
Both JNU and TechGig have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to corroborate this alliance. JNU hosted a workshop on 10th August 2020 for its faculty members to announce this partnership followed by a hands-on demonstration of the platform by the TechGig’s team.
Online has become the favoured method in the COVID-19 situation to guarantee continuity of learning and schooling. In such a circumstance, this evaluation of new-age talent was developed indigenously by TechGig team, keeping in mind the Indian education scenario.
While inaugurating the digital platform, Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JNU expressed his optimism that Assess Online will be a big boon for students residing in the far-flung areas of the county. “We were concerned about the future of the students – especially the terminal students. These students need to complete their exams so that they can continue with their higher education or apply for jobs, thereafter. This is where online assessment platforms come very handy. We have a ‘continuous assessment’ program at JNU and I trust that there will be a lot of support in Assess Online.”
It is noteworthy that JNU was the first higher education institution to implement remote ‘viva’ for its students, which helped many take exams from their respective locations, without thinking about visiting campus for just one day of review.
Talking about the partnership with JNU, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “We are thrilled to partner with one of India’s most reputable educational institute. Assess Online is India’s very own platform designed specifically to eliminate the struggles of Indian school/college teachers and students. It has advanced plagiarism detectors and remote proctoring measures to ensure a fair assessment. I am hopeful that JNU’s faculty and students will find it immensely helpful.” He also informed that Assess Online is already being used in 25+ colleges and 35+ schools pan-India. About 57,000+ assessments have been created and facilitated on Assess Online.
Assess Online is an easy-to-use platform that lets the teachers create the desired assessments using multiple tools. Its ‘auto-evaluation’ reviews students’ performance automatically, offering a lot of time for teachers to focus on enriched learning.
JNU plans to train its faculty members as well as the students through a series of training programs to equip them well with state-of-the-art technological knowledge to enable them to deal with the present pandemic situation.
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