Recently, GIKI (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute) held an online entrance exam for undergraduate programs. As a result, GIKI is the first institution in Pakistan to provide online entrance examinations.
The latest online entrance test is one of GIKI’s many efforts to create new benchmarks for excellence, according to the university’s official statement.
Both local and foreign applicants took the entrance test from convenient places. In order to prevent applicants from using unethical tactics, the test was overseen by online human invigilation assisted by multimodal data acquired through customized software.
Instead of stressing about how to manage travel-related expenditures generated because of the on-campus admission test, it allowed the students to concentrate more on their preparation.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) at GIKI, where Dr. Ghulam Abbas is an Associate Professor, has received praise from GIKI’s Rector, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmed Khalid, for continually introducing innovation to GIKI’s operations.
Some concerns of students and parents regarding online test
On the other hand, the online entry test that was administered for admission to 13 undergraduate disciplines at GIKI has drawn strong criticism from both students and their parents.
They have asserted that the institution failed to clarify the test requirements clearly. As a result, the applicants made a number of mistakes that might have easily been avoided, losing the opportunity to attend one of the best engineering schools in the country.
One father said that his son neglected to properly read the directions and failed to connect an external camera to his smartphone. His son will not be considered eligible for admission to GIKI due to an avoidable error.
According to one student, the recent monsoon rains have caused several problems, including electricity load-shedding and internet disruptions in various regions of the nation, including South Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan.
Parents and kids complained that GIKI’s management failed to take these concerns into account while planning the nation’s first-ever online admission test, adding that they had brought the problem to GIKI’s attention. The institution hasn’t yet made a comment about this, though.