Mangalore University to overhaul its exam manual

Mangalore University is all set to overhaul its nearly three-decade old legacy – the Manual of Conduct of University Examinations, 1984. The university has constituted a six-member committee under the chairmanship of registrar (evaluation) PS Yadapadithaya to prepare a new manual that covers all phases of examination activities.

The existing manual was framed at a time when the university followed the annual examination system. The university has since shifted to choice-based credit semester scheme of examinations for post-graduate courses and credit-based semester scheme for under-graduate courses. “As the manual deals with pre-examination, examination and post-examination activities, the need to change it was direly felt,” said vice-chancellor TC Shivashankara Murthy.

The manual is considered as the “examination bible” for all universities and the entire process of examinations is conducted based on that. “We want it to be a ready-reckoner on all aspects of the examinations conducted and most importantly, free from ambiguities,” he said.

Yadapadithaya said the committee had already held a few sittings. “We expect to complete the work shortly. The manual once ready will be placed before the academic council. After its ratification, we will send the manual to the Syndicate for approval. The committee hopes to complete the entire exercise in two months,” he said. Unlike other statutes, the manual does not need the consent of the Governor, the chancellor of the varsity.

Source: Times of India

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