New Delhi: With the aim to ensure that all students secure their degrees and graduate in time to honor their pre-placement commitments, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has organized online examinations for all its final-year end-semester students across courses. The management, faculty and staff of UPES have been putting in all efforts to ensure that the due process of the final examination is completed in time to enable students to join the companies they have been placed with.

These online examinations are being conducted through Mettl – a reliable and reputed online examination platform that ensures authenticity from regulators and employers perspective . Mettl allows secured environment that protects sanctity and accuracy of examination and allows proctoring to ensure invigilation and supports students through help desk and chat options. Mettl Secure Browser requires internet speed of 512 KBPS only, which is easily available on all mobile networks and mobile hotspots. All possible support has been extended by IT, academics, and the administrative teams. All the students have been offered two alternative options to appear for their examination.

· Option I: 1st to 10th May on Mettl platform. A total of 2354 final year students have decided to appear for the May cycle out of which 2316 students have successfully appeared for their exams in the last 3 days.

· Option II: Appearing for online exam at a later date when the students are back in campus. However, dates and schedule of this option will be announced at a later stage depending on the improvement of current situation and further instructions received of the Union and State Government and local authorities.

Online examination initiative undertaken by the university has been warmly received by students, appreciating University’s focus on students’ career and fulfilment of all due processes to ensure there are no delays in their placements.

Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, UPES, said, “Students have always remained central to what we do and it has always been our top priority to help students fulfil their aspirations and dreams. Our initiative to undertake online examination is a step forward in that direction and we are happy to see that the students have warmly taken up the option. For students who have any problems with regards to hardware or internet bandwidth, we have offered another option for them to conclude their final year at ease. We follow an outcome-based education system and our team of faculty, and staff are committed to ensuring that all end-semester students have a fruitful closure to their final year. I wish them the very best.”

Examinations given under both the options will be treated as regular end-semester examination. Only in case of a student, failing to appear under any of the given options will be able to appear for the supplementary examination as per the University rules.