Just over a month after classes for Pre-University students started in Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada has witnessed a turn out of more than 90% of both first and second PUC combined. Before the pandemic became the norm, most PU colleges reported having a turnout of more than 95%. On the first day of class, 65.93% of students attended class and by January 3rd, the turnout rate increased to 78%. After fluctuating between 83-85% the attendance rates being recorded have now settled down at a little over 90%
DDPU attributes the high turnout rates to the opening of government hostels as most students (Especially those students coming from north Karnataka) stay in these hostels. Moreover, bus pass issues, as well as issues relating to other means of transportation, have been largely solved. Thus, it is believed that these factors played a major role in helping students commute to and ensure attendance in classes. As many institutions are now conducting offline classes and things are going back to being how they used to be before the advent of the coronavirus, schools and colleges are picking up their pace on the admission process for the new academic year with admissions to first and second PU classes already underway.