VTU extends one-time exit to CBCS students

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will allow students admitted under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) since 2015 to take exams under the one-time exit scheme, the high court was informed on Wednesday.

The counsel for the VTU filed a memo before Justice Vineet Kothari, a day after the judge warned the university to clear the confusion over the matter within 24 hours. The VTU decision will help more than 400 students.

The memo stated: "(The) university will extend the facility of one-time exit scheme to the petitioner students who have filed writ petitions in the high court (and) "migrated from Non-CBCS to CBCS scheme" only at 3rd/4th semester level in terms of (the) one-time exit scheme. However, they have to continue in (the) non-CBCS scheme till the completion of their degree as per (the) one-time exit scheme notification dated September 2017. Such students shall study additional subject/s, if any, notified by the university and abide (by) all such rules/regulations issued from time to time. An undertaking to this effect shall be filed by the petitioner students. Further, at any future point of time, these students will not be permitted to revert back to CBCS scheme."

Following the memo, Justice Kothari disposed of the petitions filed by Puneeth N V and 28 others, seeking benefits of the one-time exit scheme to them.

The scheme was introduced on September 13, 2017, and was limited to non-Choice Based Credit System students. As per the scheme, students can go to the next semester irrespective of subject backlogs and are allowed to take exams of odd semesters in March and April 2018 only if they are eligible or have less than four backlogs plus no critical subjects.

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