APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYCET campus, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 016Ph: 0471 2598122; Fax: 2598522www.ktu.Qdu.in Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCircularSubject. Addressing the grievances raised by B. Tech LET (lateral entry) students relatedwith schedule of classes in third semester: regarding:-The lateral entry (LET) admissions to the third semester B.Tech by the Commissioner ofEntrance Examinations was much delayed this academic year (2020-21) due to thespecial situations prevailed due the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this delay, the LETstudents were permitted to attend the third semester classes only during last week ofNovember 2020.In anticipation Of the shortage Of sufficient instructional days for LET students due to theirdelayed entry into the classes, University rescheduled the academic calendar for the thirdsemester and extended the instructional period Of all S3 classes till 27/2/2021; assuringadditional contact classes from 8th to 27th February 2021.Even while considering the delayed starting of LET classes by last week of November2020, the revised academic calendar ensures LET students with a minimum of 68instructional days. Further, university collected feedbacks from all Principals of theaffiliated colleges on the matter. As per the feedback collected by the University during 1 stweek Of Feb 2021 from all colleges about the progress Of LET classes, it has beenobserved that almost 75 to 80% of their syllabus could be successfully completed by allcolleges.However, in order to address any anomaly on the matter and to impart more confidence tothe LET students to face the examinations, University suggest the following:(1) Utilize the available period from 8th to 27th February 2021 for contact classes for theneedy students who prefer more academic support.(2) Conduct additional classes for LET/needy students in the preferred mode from ISt to4th March 2021 so that they may get 4 more instructional days.Even in such a situation, students will get 10 exclusive study days from 5th to 14th March2021, as the exams are scheduled only from 15/03/2021.