If the Panjab University Senate has its way, students who could not continue their studies after completing the first semester will be able to get direct admission to the second semester.
The recommendation was made by the Standing Committee constituted by vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover to deliberate upon the Undergraduate Semester System. It will come up for discussion in the Senate meeting to be held on October 9.
The members said the students who are enrolled in the first semester and were not able to get admission in the second semester, owing to some unavoidable reasons, should be allowed to take admission in the second semester directly. As per the present rules, the students have to take admission in the first semester.
However, the members added that admission will be granted only on conditions that the student holds minimum 75 per cent attendance in the first semester and has appeared in the first semester examination.
The time period in which the student can be granted admission is yet to be decided.
Among other recommendations, committee member Gurdip Sharma said: “The colleges were facing problems due to audit objection raised during the audit for non-completion of 180 teaching days in the semester system. So, we suggested that instead of three hours, the class test should be of one hour only.”
Professor Akshay Kumar said the examination should be conducted in the morning and evening session to save time and the data sheet should be prepared in a compact manner without any gap between different papers.
It was recommended that the practical examination of undergraduate classes to be conducted in the end semester of 2nd, 4th and 6th semester as it would increase the number of teaching days in the semester system.
The members also proposed that the university should allow migration in the even semesters.