Mangalore/Udupi; Mar 12: Second Pre-University examinations, which is one of the most crucial phase of student’s life in deciding the future and turning point of the students fate, who are looking forward to pursue their higher studies such as medical,engineering,technical and other courses have started from March 12 and last up to March 27 barring two Sundays.
In P.U.C examinations Udupi district has bagged first place in the year 2009-2010 and 2010-2011,in 2011-2012 it slipped to second position. Again in 2012-2013, it regained the first position and this year too, all the preparations have been made to retain the same position said S.S.Sindha, deputy director of P.U.degree education department.
It also said that except on two Sundays, no other holidays are there in between. Examinations will start daily at 09.00 am in the morning, until 12.15 pm in the noon. Out of 27 examination centres in the district, there are 14 centres in Udupi, 9 centres in Kundapur taluk and 4 centres in Karkala taluk. This time, 13,826 students are writing their examinations for the first time, 524 students are re-appearing (repeaters) and 1330 are private students. Among them there are 7470 boys and 8210 girls. In science faculty there are 4359 students, arts division 2938 students and commerce division 8383 students will attend the examinations. This time there are 907 students belonging to scheduled caste and 641 students from scheduled Tribe.
In Mangalore, 49 examination centers have been opened. Out of 49 centers, 21 centers in mangalore, 3 in Moodbidri, 9 in Puttur, 8 in Bantwal and 4 each in Sullia and Belthangady included. Statistics and political science examination will take place on Mar 12, Wednesday.Examination can be written daily from 09.00 am in the morning until 12.00 in the noon. Examination will be held up to Mar 27.Already district commissioner A.B.Ibrahim held a discussion with education department officials and P.U.College principals with regard to the examination preparations.
Out of 34,185 students, 17502 girls and 16,683 boys will attend the examination from 183 colleges in the district. In arts division 7008, students, science division 11,964 students and in commerce division 15,213 students will face the examinations. Among them 30617 students appearing for the first time, 1200 students re-appearing and 2468 private students are there, said K.R.Thimmayya, deputy director of district P.U.C education department.
During examination days, section 144 has been enforced, preventing the opening of Xerox shops, prohibiting the entry of public and loitering around the examination centers within the circumference of 400 metres from examination centres.
The district administration has undertaken elaborate measures to ensure smooth conduct of this examination. In addition to vigilance squads, a team led by the deputy director of PU education at the district level will be keeping close watch on the movement of question papers. The ten special squads will have president and three members each and these squads will conduct surprise visits to the examination Centres.PU College principals have been designated as presidents of these teams, while teaching staff, who act as members, will be giving suggestions.
Four special squads will be making rounds in 24 centres under Mangalore and Moodbidri blocks, while two teams each have been allotted nine centres in Puttur taluk and eight in Bantwal.Two other teams will be monitoring examinations in eight centres spread over Belthangady and Sullia taluks.