Mangalore University has postponed the reopening of undergraduate (UG) classes for a week due to a shortage of evaluators for the ongoing UG semester examination evaluation. As per the academic calendar of events, the reopening for the next semester was scheduled for March 23, but the delay in evaluation has forced the university to defer the reopening.
Vice-chancellor PS Yadapadithaya has stated that a total of 750 evaluators are required for the commerce stream evaluation, while the current available human resource is only 450. He further added, “Due to a shortage of hands, we decided to postpone the reopening at least for a week.”
According to sources from the evaluation department of the university, many eligible staff members have not turned up at the evaluation center. Registrar (evaluation) Raju Krishna Chalannavar admitted that there is a dearth of staff for evaluation work, but they have been speeding up the entire process.
Despite the challenges, the university is trying to finish the evaluation process as soon as possible and announce the results at the earliest. However, the shortage of evaluators has undoubtedly caused significant disruption to the university’s academic calendar.