The Karnataka authorities on Friday introduced its resolution to promote all intermediate semester students pursuing diploma and post-graduation programs together with engineering and diploma for the tutorial 12 months 2019- 20 with out examinations, due to prevailing COVID-19 state of affairs.
It mentioned examinations for the final semester students would be performed earlier than the top of September 2020, as per UGC tips and Governor Vajubhai Vala has given his assent for the identical.
Nonetheless, it clarified that the Karnataka Widespread Entrance Check (KCET)- 2020 examination for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharma D and different programs will be held on the determined dates of July 30 and 31.
The federal government has taken this resolution to promote students after consulting educationists and college vice chancellors, considering students’ well being, well- being and future, additionally UGC tips have additionally been duly taken under consideration, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan’s workplace mentioned in a launch.
The choice will be restricted to the tutorial 12 months 2019-20 only, it mentioned.
“COVID-19 has disrupted the education system – classes could not be held on time. Online learning introduced during the lockdown has received good responses and the government promptly tried its best to reach the last person in the chain,” Narayan mentioned.
Stating that the federal government mulled conducting offline courses and examinations too, he mentioned, “but owing to the increase in the viral spread those thoughts have been dropped and it has been decided to pass and promote all intermediate semester students. Concerned Universities have been intimated to conduct examinations for all the final year/ semester students.” The Deputy Chief Minister mentioned intermediate semester students will be assessed based mostly on a complete analysis scheme with inner evaluation marks and former 12 months’s/ semester’s marks thought-about in a 50:50 ratio, and for students in their first semester/12 months, the analysis will be utterly based mostly on inner evaluation marks.
If students really feel to higher their scores, provisions will be made for them to face examinations in the course of the subsequent semester and students who fail to succeed in the excellent analysis course of shall face examinations for respective topics in the course of the subsequent semester, he mentioned including that backlog topics will be allowed to be carried over as effectively.
Additional noting that the final semester exams will be performed with due consideration given to students’ tutorial analysis and their future lives, Narayan mentioned tutorial analysis kinds the core of the upper schooling system and therefore tutorial efficiency of students wants to be thought-about.
“Companies too will base their assessments on an individual student’s academic excellence and grades he/she secured. Thus, it would be pushing the students to danger in the future if examinations were not to be conducted now,” he mentioned.
All universities have been knowledgeable to put together themselves and make appropriate preparations for the conduct of final semester examinations, he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister made it clear that on-line courses for the tutorial 12 months 2020-21 will start from September 1 and offline courses from October 1, and all universities and affiliated schools have been directed to make appropriate preparations in that regard.