Dr.Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Pravara Centre for Management has conducted an Open book test for the students. The test was conducted for MBA I from 11 May 2020 to 16 May 2020 for 14 courses and for MBA II from 18 May to 20 May 2020 for 16 courses .
There was a big question mark in front of faculty about conducting internal examinations due to implementation of lockdown. After lots of brainstorming, some alternatives were identified by the faculty for evaluations. However the alternatives seemed to be non viable to some extent. Consequently faculty scheduled a meeting with the Director to seek out a proper solution to carry out evaluations. Director suggested conducting an Open Book Test and it appeared as the most feasible alternative.
Each faculty then prepared Question Bank for each course .There are total 30 courses for which Question Banks were prepared. These Question Banks were sent to students for Open Book Test preparation. Then a Question Paper was set for each course by each faculty.
As per the Open Book Test time table, question papers were sent to students through email. The students were given a stipulated time to submit their answer papers. Different folders were created for various subjects. A link was provided to them to submit answer papers. Students then submitted answer papers in these respective folders on Google drive.
By appearing for open book test, it is realized by the students that these are not just a breeze but needs a systematic study.
Thus Open book test fulfilled the twin purpose of submission as well as a thorough study by the students.