The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mangalore, P. Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya, said on Wednesday that the university, despite the challenges, is preparing to introduce an online exam system if the COVID-19 situation warrants it.
He told the Academic Council at its meeting that the university was forced to postpone its semester undergraduate and postgraduate exams for the 2020-21 academic year following an instruction from the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina. Kannada. Postgraduate exams were scheduled to start on August 5, while undergraduate exams began on August 2.
“If there is no respite from COVID-19 and participation restrictions, the university will explore conducting online exams as has happened in some states. An agency based in Pune developed the required software, ”he said.
Mr. Yadapadithaya said the university is also preparing to introduce a digital rating system and bids have been made for the project.
He told the council that the university will introduce a common regulation to offer certificate and diploma courses in different disciplines. At present, there are independent regulations for each discipline and they are dispersed.
Stating that the university had obtained a B rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during the second round of evaluation, he said the university had challenged the process of “validation of the verification of data “before the board, but to no avail. Now, in accordance with the procedure, he will opt for re-accreditation next year.
New education policy
The vice-chancellor said the new education policy will be introduced in the university from the 2021-22 academic year starting in October.
It also intends to offer an undergraduate course in forensic science.
Meanwhile, the council approved the graduate degree program that will be offered in the Kodava dialect.
Previously, he had prepared the certificate and diploma degree programs to be offered in Kodava.
The council also approved regulations governing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) certificate and diploma programs.