KTU nods to six-month internship for B Tech students

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Thiruvananthapuram: A syndicate meeting of the Kerala Technological University (KTU) has granted permission to B Tech students to do an internship for six months during the course.

The meeting also decided to start courses, enabling those working in the industrial sector to make lateral entry to B Tech third semester, this year itself. The seven colleges that got AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) permission can start courses in separate batches immediately.

The students who fail despite getting 40% marks in the university exams because they couldn’t secure the internal marks will be granted B Tech in low pass grades.

Meanwhile, the university ID of Thrissur Government Engineering College teacher R Harikumar was suspended for one year on the complaint that he deliberately failed students in the exam. He will not be able to undertake examination duties or other academic duties. The university will recommend to the government to initiate further proceedings against the teacher.

The syndicate also allowed the aided colleges to implement quota for the differently abled in teacher appointments as per an order of the social justice department. Separate Adalat will be conducted to give recognition to aided college teacher appointments.

Section officer R Praveen will be suspended based on the preliminary probe conducted over allegations connected to the university PF account. A syndicate sub-committee will conduct a probe against other related officials.

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