No additional exam attempts for students under ISS: UoM Academic Council

The University of Mysore (UoM) Academic Council on Thursday said no to additional examination attempts for students under Integrated Semester Schemes (ISS) who have failed to clear subjects in double the duration.

The decision was taken at the first ordinary meeting of the UoM Academic Council held at Crawford Hall in city on Thursday. A few LLB students had requested the UoM to provide them additional attempts to clear the subjects in which they had failed. UoM Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa said, “The University had considered their request twice and were provided additional attempts, but this time we have denied it since it would become a habit.

Later in the meeting, the Academic Council decided to hold the 97th Convocation of the UoM early than the usual schedule by conducting it in January 2017.  Prof Rangappa said, “The University Syndicate has felt the need to hold early Convocation and they have suggested inviting Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javedekar to present the degrees at the convocation. “The dates for the convocation would be fixed according to his schedule.”

At the meeting, the Academic Council decided to establish four new gold medals and endowments in the name of Prof M Devaraju gold medal and endowment, Siddaiah Lakshmidevamma and Kempegowda Lingappa gold medal and endowment, B M Marigowda memorial gold medal and endowment and Madappa Rangaswamy gold medal from this academic year. The Academic Council also took a decision to start Diploma in Health Care and Diploma in Nursery and Propagation Techniques course under the scheme of community colleges for university and colleges and has decided to form the board of studies and board of members as stipulated by the UGC guidelines of community college of the courses.

Speaking at the meeting VC Prof Rangappa said, “As part of the centenary celebrations of UoM, the centenary year coin would be released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu, shortly.”

A member of the academic council requested the Vice Chancellor to present a wooden souvenir of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar to the entire academic and syndicate members for which Prof Rangappa assured to look into the matter and take necessary decisions.

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