MANGALURU: No less than 510 final year students from the University of Mangalore who could not take their exam a few months ago due to Covid-19 have been given the opportunity to take special exams. The special examinations will be held from December 23 to January 8, 2021, said PL Dharma, Registrar (Assessment).
The review will take place at seven centers, including the one at the Sri Lanka High Commission office. The other centers are: University College, Hampankatta, FMKMC, Madikeri, Vivekananda College, Puttur, Alvas College, Moodbidri, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi and Mangalagangothri campus.
Previously, special exams were only allowed to candidates who were part of sports, NCC, NSS and cultural activities. But this is the first time the government has allowed other people who have failed end-of-semester exams due to Covid-19.
Only two reasons are taken into account for taking the special exams: candidates or their family infected with Covid-19 / in quarantine. Second, those who could not write due to travel restrictions or the unavailability of transportation. “A girl from Sri Lanka and a PG student from Mangalagangothri were unable to return to India to take the exam due to the lack of flights. Later, she approached and appealed to the high commission and he was allowed to conduct the examination in their office, ”Dharma said.
He added that around 510 candidates had been considered since registering for the exam but had not been able to appear. However, there are approximately 2,000 final year students who did not register and they cannot take a special exam. To help students coming from faraway places, the exam schedule has been postponed by one hour.
During the exams there will be a holiday from December 25 to 31 due to Christmas.
Asked about the pending earnings statement, Dharma said the results of 40 students had still not been announced. “We are trying to contact them personally to rectify some mistakes,” he said.