Indore: The students who will fail to clear the third semester examination scheduled in November will be put under annual system of exams. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Thursday issued an order to this effect  stating that students studying in third semester will have to clear the examination.

“If they fail in exam, they will be put under annual system; that too as non-colligate students,” examination controller Ashesh Tiwari said. He said same rule will be applicable for fourth semester students whose examination will be held in April 2019.

This rule was made as the university would be conducting third and fourth semester examinations in November and April respectively for the last time. The semester system was scrapped from 2017-18 session and annual system was re-introduced in colleges across the state for conventional courses including BA, BCom and BSc.

As the new system is launched from first year, the semester system continued in second and third year. But the annual system would overlap session 2018-19 and 2019-20 session. “Academic year 2019-20 will be last session for semester students,” Tiwari said.

The semester system introduced in 2018 was abolished last year as government observed that university failed to implement the term system properly. mHowever, the term system was scrapped for only conventional under-graduate courses. In PG courses, the term system still continues.

Relief for ATKT students

Tiwari said that the students who get ATKT (Allowed To Keep Term) in third semester examination will not be put under annual pattern of exam. They will continue to remain under semester system. Though annual system will be fully operational by 2019-20, the university will hold semester exams for students who get ATKT. “ATKT exams will continue till last student clears the exam,” he added.

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