UoM amends exam regulations for graduate courses

Exams for odd semesters will be held during November/December

Academic Council of the University of Mysore approved amendments to examination regulations governing graduate courses of the varsity.

Under the existing regulations of the varsity, examinations for all semesters were being conducted at the end of every semester. However, following the amendments, examinations for odd semesters will be conducted during November/December, while examination for even semesters will be conducted during May/June.

It can be recalled that several student organisations had staged a protest in the past few months, against amendments to examination regulations for graduate courses of the varsity.

Vice Chancellor, K S Rangappa said that the change in examination structure was necessitated with the new examination scheme being approved by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council. “Other varsities in the State have already implemented the examination structure. University of Mysore will be implementing it from the current academic year,” he said.

Speaking on the protests staged by students against the regulations, Rangappa said that principals of respective colleges should educate students about the regulations, and convince them against taking part in protests.

“Some individuals provoke students of colleges affiliated to the varsity and stage protests for days together. College authorities should take measures to avoid such activities in their campuses,” he said.

Committee

Several problems associated with examination and evaluation were discussed during the meeting. Registrar (Evaluation), Shrijay Devraj Urs said that technical wing of the evaluation section of the varsity had to be strengthened, to avoid delays in evaluation and announcement of results.

During the meeting, it was also decided to form a committee, to propose “out of the box” reforms regarding examination scheme of the varsity. The committee, headed by Dean, Science and Technology will hold meetings with chairpersons of various Board of Studies of the varsity, before chalking out any such proposals.

The proposals of the committee are expected to reduce the period of examination at the varsity and also ease the process of evaluation.

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