As per the original calendar, the semesters were scheduled for a December 17 reopening, which was later pushed to January 2.

Bangalore University’s already delayed calendar of events has been further delayed by five days, reportedly due to delay in evaluation work. The reopening date of some semesters of undergraduate courses has been postponed to January 7 from January 2.

The university released a fresh calendar here on Tuesday, according to which the second, fourth, sixth and seventh semesters will start from January 7 and April 27 will be the last working day. Practical examinations will commence from April 22 and theory examinations will start from May 6.

As per the original calendar, the semesters were scheduled for a December 17 reopening, which was later pushed to January 2.

Asked about the postponement, Registrar (Administration) T.D. Kemparaju blamed it on the delay in evaluation. A meeting was convened with all the custodians, teaching association, the Vice-Chancellor and other officials to decide on the new and final date for the reopening, he said.

“At any cost, evaluation has to end by January 7. We are even considering taking help from evaluators who have finished evaluation in their respective centres,” he said, adding that evaluation left over after the deadline would be completed by teachers after the first two hours of classes. Special casual leave could be granted to teachers from colleges outside the city, he added.

Meanwhile, another circular has directed university officials to take a strong stand against “unauthorised personnel” working in various departments, hostels and offices, and asked them to relieve them immediately. These, the Registrar said, were people working as “temporary employees” and demanding hikes in salary and permanent postings. In addition, all outsourced appointments have been annulled.

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