Mangalore University can now conduct special exams

It is for those taking part in NCC, sports, NSS programmes

Decks have been cleared for Mangalore University to conduct special examinations for its sports and other students who miss regular semester examinations to participate in zonal and higher-level competitions as the Governor has approved the proposal on the issue.

This provision is also applicable to National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets, National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers, Scouts and Guides, and those who will participate in cultural competitions and similar activities in the zonal, national and international levels.

According to a notification issued by the university to this effect on February 25, it can conduct the special examinations to such students from the academic year 2019–20.

The notification said the Governor approved the ‘Draft Regulations Governing Conduct of Special Examination for Postgraduate/Undergraduate/Postgraduate Diploma/Diploma/Certificate Programmes of Mangalore University’ on November 27, 2018 and the same was communicated to the university in a letter on January 5, 2019.

The special examination provision is applicable only to such students who attend such events with the prior permission of the university, the regulations said.

“... An opportunity to appear for special examinations conducted for odd/even/annual schemes will be given. However, the selected students shall obtain permission from the university before going to participate in the events to become eligible to appear for the special examinations …,” the regulations state.

According to C.K. Kishore Kumar, Director of the Department of Physical Education at the university who mooted the proposal initially, such a provision had been made for the first time in any university in the State. It is a significant step which will prompt talented sports students to involve more in sports activities and other talented students to bring laurels to the university.

Mr. Kumar told The Hindu that now many talented sports students skipped from attending south zone inter-university, national, and international level sports events as their regular semester examinations clashed with such events.

The odd-semester examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are held between October and December every year when south zone inter-university, and national events are also held, he said.

Usually, 50 teams with about 550 students from the university participate in inter-university south zone, and national events annually.

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