Mangalore University to conduct special exams for 510 students | Mangaluru News – Times of India
MANGALURU: As many as 510 final year students of Mangalore University who could not take their examination a few months back due to Covid-19 have been given an opportunity to take it through special examinations. The special examinations will be held from December 23 to January 8, 2021, said PL Dharma, registrar (evaluation).
The examination will be held at seven centres including the one at Sri Lanka High commission office. The other centres are: University College, Hampankatta, FMKMC, Madikeri, Vivekananda College, Puttur, Alvas College, Moodbidri, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi and Mangalagangothri campus.
Earlier, special examinations were allowed only to those candidates who were part of sports, NCC, NSS and cultural activities. But this is the first time the government has allowed others who missed the end semester examinations due to Covid-19.
Only two reasons are considered for appearing in special examinations- candidates or his family infected with Covid-19/under quarantine. Secondly, those who could not write due to travel restriction or unavailability of transport facilities. “One girl from Sri Lanka and a PG student of Mangalagangothri couldn’t return to India to appear for examination due absence of flights. She later approached and appealed to the High Commission and it was permitted to conduct the examination at their office,” Dharma said.
He added that about 510 candidates had been considered since they had registered for examination but couldn’t appear. However, there are about 2,000 final year students who haven’t registered and they cannot be given special examination. To help students coming from far off places, the exam timing has been postponed by one hour.
During the examinations, there will be holidays from December 25 to 31 on account of Christmas.
Asked what the status of pending results is, Dharma said that results of 40 students still have not announced. “We are trying to reach them personally to rectify some errors,” he said.