The Mangalore University Union, which is the university’s highest decision-making body, will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss, among other things, the examination schedule for the final semester of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. cycle of the academic year 2020-21.
After several postponements since this April this year, the university completed its exams for the odd semester (first, third and fifth) of the 2020-21 academic year on September 2, after a gap of about five months. . The university had been forced to postpone the exams, which had started on April 1, three times due to the KSRTC employee strike, the lockdown and the ban imposed by the deputy commissioner to prevent the spread of COVID- 19, mostly from Kerala.
Vice Chancellor PS Yadapadithaya said
The Hindu that the university plans to hold the exams for the last semester, the sixth semester for undergraduate courses and the fourth semester for postgraduate courses, starting on September 30 or in October. The dates are not fixed yet. No online exam will take place for the last semesters.
Registrar (Assessment) PL Dharma said that about 40,000 students will be required to sit the undergraduate examinations in the final semester and between 4,000 and 5,000 students will be required to take the postgraduate examinations in the final semester.
The Vice Chancellor said that after evaluating the Kannada and English paper answer scripts of the undergraduate odd semester exams, the evaluation of the other subject answer scripts was stopped on August 4 after the deputy commissioner asked the university not to continue with the exams.
Once the assessment resumes, priority will be given to the assessment of the fifth semester exam answer scripts. Indeed, unless the results of the exams of the fifth semester are known, the students of the last semester cannot complete their three-year course. If some students have failed any of the subjects in the fifth semester exams, they can sit for the additional/special exams that will take place shortly and pass them, as well as the final (sixth) exams of the semester.
The university will announce the results of other odd-numbered (first and third) semester exams in due course, as there is no rush as these students will continue their studies, he said.
The Vice Chancellor said peer semester exams for the second and fourth semesters will not be held and students will be promoted if they have passed all subjects in the first and third semesters.
Mr Yadapadithaya said the university will not be able to start the 2021-22 academic year until November.