Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Professor PS Yadapadithaya said the university plans to introduce an open book examination system in a few undergraduate programs starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. .
Speaking at the Academic Council meeting, the VC said Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will introduce an open book exam system in a selected stream of the current academic year. On the VTU model, the University of Mangalore will also plan the same from 2022-23.
The open book exam will require a lot of planning to frame the questions for the students. As part of the system, teachers need to design questions that students need to answer more analytically and critically, thus encouraging students’ thinking skills compared to traditional exams, he said.
Entrepreneurship development unit
The VC said that the University of Mangalore will set up an entrepreneurship development cell, to educate the student community about entrepreneurship. The training and placement unit at the university will be strengthened for this. Already, the university has the University Information and Guidance Office on Employment.
The Entrepreneurship Development Unit will contribute to the development of students’ entrepreneurial skills. An entrepreneurship awareness ecosystem will be created through the cell. In addition, the Cell will also offer courses leading to a certificate or diploma in entrepreneurship, explained the VC.
Integrated Law Program
Mangalore University has offered to start a five-year integrated law course at its PG center at Chikka Aluvara in Kodagu district. The Bar Council has given its approval in principle for the same. The program and the rules of the course are being prepared and should be completed by January, the vice-chancellor informed.
The Academic Council of the university has approved the regulations governing the certificate program in general law and graduate degree programs in human rights law. The university union meeting decided to launch law degree and certificate programs. As a result, a committee of experts was formed which prepared the program and program regulations, the VC said.