Mangalore University is expected to start first-year post-graduation courses from mid-December. The academic year was reportedly delayed due to the late announcement of sixth semester results. The results, which were due to be known in the second week of November, were delayed due to a problem in the exam software and other reasons, the India time reported.
As a result of this delay, MU has extended the deadline for submitting applications for all PG programs / PG degrees / certificate programs several times (currently it is extended to December 9).
MU Registrar Kishore Kumar CK reportedly said: “With the sixth half results announced a few days ago, we now expect to go ahead as planned. There will be no further extensions and the academic year is expected to begin in mid-December. A meeting on Saturday will decide that.”
MU sources told The Times that the university cannot begin PG classes until and unless the university’s own students are admitted to classes. Applicants from other universities have already applied for the courses as their results were announced a few months ago. It was only delayed in MU, putting students’ academic/career plans in a fix. “We have around 30-40% of PG admissions from applicants studied through MU, and the rest from other universities. The results for the last UG semester came out a few days ago. MU will not delay any longer in starting the academic year,” MU Vice-Chancellor PS Yadapadithaya is reported to have said.
According to the academic calendar of events, all PG courses under MU started in August. However, the pandemic has affected the schedule.