Semester Based System
RNB Global University decided to adopt semester based system. This is well accepted model in higher education domain and it promotes learning. Semester system promotes continuous learning and inculcates regular studying habits among the students. The students get an opportunity to learn more using the continuous learning method. The students do not keep the things for last one month and would learn throughout the semester. The teacher could be more focused as the number of classes is limited and they have to deliver best in the given time. They get newer challenges and have to be innovative. Semester system is adopted by most of the institutes of higher education. The advantages of this system are well established and it is proven that the amount of learning is much more than regular annual system.
Choice Based Credit System
The students will be given variety of choices to earn credit to pass the subject. The student could excel in term-end examination to earn pass grade or participate in subject specific events/activities to earn credits or even publish a paper to earn required credit to pass the subject. The students will be allowed to select the subjects he/she wants to study during the course of studies. The entire syllabus is divided into Core, Elective and Foundation. ‘Foundation’ subjects will prepare the students for the system of learning. The students will be offered subjects for all the streams which they could select from any discipline. This will promote multidisciplinary learning.
Modern Examination Approach
Participation in tutorials, assignments, debates, quizzes, presentations, case-studies, projects, practical test, viva-voice and many more modern tools will also be used. Each method which is proposed has specific learning purpose. For example, debates help the students not only to present their opinion, stand for their opinion but also prepare them to listen to what others are saying. Tutorials will be essential part of the teaching methodology. Tutorials help the students to ask questions which they could not in the classrooms. The level of interaction of the students in these activities will be used to assess them. This assessment will help the teachers to have comprehensive assessment of a student. Similarly, case study methods will enhance the real business problem understanding of the students. This assessment method is very useful in evaluating the skills of the students to deal with the real life situations. The presentation will also be used to assess the students. In real life business situation the employees have to extensively use presentation techniques. This method will help the students to prepare for future. The students will be benefitted by the fact that they will not be assessed on a single test. The performance of a student could be affected by variety of reasons; some of them are beyond his/her control. Using these modern methodologies of assessment those beyond the control factors could be taken care of.
Technology Aided Examination Method
RNB Global University plans to conduct ‘Digital Examination’ using state-of-the-art technology. The students will be giving their examination using computers and the university will grade the students based on their performance. This will help the university in declaring results immediately after the examination is over. The students will come to know about their performance immediately and could improve their performance in other examinations based on the feedback they receive.
Open Book Test
The University also plans to use ‘Open Book’ test system which will challenge the students and truly evaluate the learning of the students. This is least used assessment methodology among institutes of higher education. Since, RNB Global University believes in ‘True Learning’ and not ‘Rot Learning’ hence this methodology will be adopted extensively to assess students. The students will be asked to appear in specific test along with the book of their own choice. This methodology will motivate students to read books and remember what is written in the books. They will not be allowed to write verbatim from the books but they could refer to books to write their answers.
Multiple Choice Questions
This is a powerful tool which is used by the higher education institutes to measure the performance of the students. This method ensures objectivity in assessing the students as the answers are standard and could easily be quantified. The checking process could easily be automatized giving more time to the faculty members. The students’ learning quotient could easily be assessed using this methodology. This method promotes learning and discourages ‘Rot Learning’.
This is another effective tool which is used by many educational institutes to promote continuous learning. Surprise tests will actually measure the actual learning of the students. Teacher will be taking regular surprise tests and the scores of these tests will be incorporated in the final assessment.
Take Home Tests
The students will be given the assignments which they could take home, study for the same, prepare for the assignment, write the assignment and submit it for assessment. This method promotes self-learning among the students. There are varieties of learning tools available to the students now-a-days including online support. The University wants that the students should learn more and their learning should be assessed and not their cramming power.