19,330 appear for II PU exams today

19,330 appear for II PU exams today

preparations: A staff member writes register number on the table s at the Government PU College for Women in Hassan, where II PU exams will be held from Thursday. DH photo

As many as 19,330 students are appearing for the second PU annual examinations which start from Thursday.

Deputy Director, Department of Collegiate Education, Krishnaiah said preparations are in place at all the examinations centres for the smooth conduct of the exams.

 In district, there are 34 examination centres of which 11 centres are in Hassan City and taluk, seven in Arsikere, four in  Channarayapatna, three in  Arakalgud, three in Belur, two in Alur, one in Sakleshpur 1 and three centres in Holenarasipura taluk.

Girls outnumber

As usual, the girl candidates have outnumbered the boys in the current year. Out of 14,229 students, 6,081 are boys and 8,148 are girls.

In the boy’s stream, 3,455 students will appear in the Arts, 1,398 in commerce and 1,228 in science. The girls are more in Arts section. If 5,012 girls appear from Arts stream, 1,848 are from Commerce and 1,288 from Science section.

Around 3,690 students are re-appearing for supplementary exams and 1,411 are appearing as private candidates. In all, 19,330 candidates are writing exams in 24 subjects, said Krishnaiah.

Seating arrangement

Seating arrangements for those appearing for the exams are complete and steps have been taken to solve the minor issues related to hall tickets by the respective college authorities and see to it that the students are not affected.

Six vigilance squads have been formed in the district to prevent malpractices. One team will work under the guidance of Deputy Director of PU education. Apart from this one team each has been formed for Arsikere, Channarayapatna, Sakelshpur and Hassan.

Apart from these five teams, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and ZP CEO will also visit the examination centres anytime to check malpractices during exams. There is also one team at three divisional level and any students found indulging in malpractices would be debarred from the exams, warned Krishnaiah.

He also advised the students to appear for the exams with their college identity card and hall tickets and write the exams without any anxiety.

Mobile phones banned

The department has also banned use of mobile phones inside the examination centres. Not only are the students, even the lecturers not allowed to bring their cell phones.

If anyone is found using mobile phones in the vicinity, stern action would be taken on them, he warned.

Around 200 mts radius surrounding the examination centre has been announced as prohibited zone.

Deputy Commissioner has ordered closure of all Xerox shops near the examination centres till the exams are over.