Students urge to conduct KTU supplementary exams online amid COVID-19

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Thiruvananthapuram: Students of the Kerala Technological University (KTU) have requested that the supplementary exams be held online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplementary exams are scheduled to begin from September 9.

While pointing out that several of the students were outside the state, they requested permission to write the examination at home.

However, vice-chancellor Dr M S Rajasree said that it was not possible to conduct the supplementary exams online as they did not have the technical support for this.

Supplementary exams are being held this month to prevent the students, who failed in semester exams, from losing out on job opportunities or admission to higher studies. 

The VC, pro vice-chancellor, and exam controller have been flooded with email requests, seeking to postpone the supplementary exams or conduct the tests online. 

However, a section of the students and parents have demanded that the supplementary exams be held now and the results published soon.

The exam dates were announced much earlier while taking into consideration the travel hassles for students in other states. Students have also been given the option to pick an examination centre near to their homes. The VC also said that those students, who are finding it difficult to appear for this exam, will be given another opportunity.

She further said that results of the final semester exams held in August would be published before September 20. 

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