This is applicable for students pursuing undergraduate, post-graduate courses, engineering and diploma students. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said that the Karnataka Governor, who is also the chancellor of universities has also given his assent for the same.
The minister said that the COVID 19 pandemic had disrupted the classes. “Online learning introduced during the lockdown has received good response and the government tried its best to reach the last person in the chain. Amid these, the we were mulling conducting offline classes and examinations too, but owing to increase in the number of cases, we dropped the idea dropped and decided to promote all intermediate semester students,” he said.
Elaborating on how intermediate semester students would be assessed, Dr Ashwath Narayan said that the students will be assessed based on a comprehensive evaluation scheme with internal assessment marks and previous year’s/semester’s marks considered in a 50:50 ratio. “For students in their first semester/year, the evaluation will be completely based on internal assessment marks”, he said.
He however said that final semester examination will have to be conducted as many companies who will hire students will consider the assessment of the students
Online classes to begin from September 1, 2020
The Department of Higher Education department has decided to conduct online classes for the academic year 2020-21. The academic year will begin from September 1 and offline classes will be conducted from October 1.
The Higher Education department has established a helpline to address students grievances : 080-22341394