Unlike other universities in the State, the Mysuru-based Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has resorted to first-ever one-time ‘open book examination’ for its undergraduate and postgraduate students instead of promoting them directly to the next semester/academic year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.The students can safely write the exam in their homes. The students who are in first and second year of their degree and in the first year of their PG programmes can appear for the examination in their respective places and thereafter send the answer scripts to the evaluation section of the university within the specified time.Other universities in the State are promoting students other than those in their final year of their courses on 50:50 formula where 50 per cent of marks would be considered from internal assessment and another 50 per cent based on their performance in the previous semester or year.But, the KSOU chose to conduct the open book examination, since not all the UG and PG courses are on semester pattern and the IA marks are not awarded on the pattern of conventional universities.The students enrolled in the year 2019-20 are now supposed to appear for the open book examination with the University issuing… Read full this story
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