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VTU to introduce Open Book Exams for engineering students. Everything you need to know

The UGC guidelines issued in April 2020 state that open book exams offer fair and equal opportunity for students appearing through any mode — online, offline and blended mode

Published on 5th October 2021
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Five engg colleges under VTU to offer courses in Kannada: VC to ask Karnataka govt to reserve 20% jobs for Kannada grads  

Another 25 colleges have also shown an interest in implementing it across Karnataka but the principals of these 25 engineering colleges are still in talks with their management, informed VTU's VC

Published on 7th August 2021
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VTU may not conduct pending exams online, exam dates will be announced 10 days in advance: VC Karisiddappa

Since there are 220 engineering institutions affiliated with VTU, it will not be an easy task to conduct online examinations because not all these colleges  have the required infrastructure, he said  

Published on 23rd June 2021
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VTU VC says miscommunication led to students being forced out of govt hostels: Students can stay till May 4

The food will be provided in these hostels and all the guidelines must be followed as per the SOPs released to control the spread of COVID-19  

Published on 23rd April 2021
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First-year VTU students can now opt to take their exam at the end of second semester

The second chance will be considered as a fresh attempt. Students opting for it will be allowed into the second semester first, then be made to write the examination at the end of the second semester

Published on 21st April 2021
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Karnataka students start a social media campaign against examinations

Bengaluru North University, Bengaluru City University and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) had decided to go ahead with their examination schedules for affiliated colleges

Published on 19th April 2021
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Why VTU's students, Vatal Nagaraj took part in physical protests to stop physical examinations during the pandemic

Nagaraj said that the students had come to him with 'tearful eyes' complaining about how they do not have hostels to stay, while they write the examinations

Published on 22nd January 2021
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Think about the fate of rural students: Why VTU VC Dr Karisiddappa is firm about conducting semester exams offline  

Dr Karisiddappa, asked, "While the students living in urban area will get internet, what about those living in the rural areas? Indian Universities will take time to grow technologically strong."

Published on 8th January 2021
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VTU students' writ in Karnataka HC: What are the chances they will win against the varsity?

For weeks, the students of VTU have been protesting against the university's decision to conduct its examinations offline

Published on 8th January 2021
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Over 1000 VTU students write to VC, ask varsity to conduct exams online

 A circular by the university sent on December 8 had asked all the colleges to conduct their current semester examinations offline

Published on 26th December 2020
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VTU decides to conduct its end semester exams offline. Here's why so many students are against it

More than 200 colleges are affiliated with VTU, which has authority over engineering education throughout Karnataka

Published on 24th December 2020
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Register of Ideas: VTU to link innovators, investors

VTU had also started a project to fund research projects at the undergrads level for all affiliated colleges in 2018, the vice-chancellor said

Published on 10th December 2019
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AICTE's warns colleges against 'faculty sharing': Stakeholders allege lack of priorities

While agreeing this could be the case, Former Vice-Chancellor of VTU, professor Sridhar highlighted possibilities of non-autonomous colleges having appointed guest faculty as regular teachers

Published on 30th October 2019
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Karnataka floods: VTU donates 10 Lakh to Chief Minister's relief fund

Dr Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor of VTU handed over the demand draft of Rs 10,97,129 to the Dr S B Bommanahalli, Deputy Commissioner, Belagavi at his office

Published on 6th September 2019
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VTU examination is fool-proof and there was paper leak: VTU Vice-Chancellor

The ABVP Karnataka State general secretary, however, demands resignation of the vice-chancellor and the registrar of the university

Published on 28th June 2019

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