APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYCET campus, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 016Ph: 0471 2598122; Fax: 2598522www.ktu.Qdu.in Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgKTU/ACA1/1006/2021Circular19.02.2021Sub: Clarification regarding conduct of 2nd internal test for all 1st semesterstudentsUniversity had issued a revised schedule for academic activities during the first week OfJan 2021, with an objective of conducting the second series test (of all first semesterprogrammes) in offline mode when students are available in the campus. It was felt that allfirst semester students will get familiarized with the system proposed for their endsemester examinations.Many Heads of Institutions informed that presently, the end semester examinations aregoing on for all final year programmes in the colleges. Hence, bringing all first semesterstudents also to the campus along with final years will be difficult for many colleges toadhere to the mandatory COVID-19 protocols. It is also informed that in most Of thecolleges, hostel facilities are too limited to entertain students on non-sharing basis.If students could not appear the internal tests (based on formal approval from theInstitution) as per the schedule proposed, the colleges may be forced to permit separatetests for such students in online mode. Conducting same tests both in online and offlinemodes cannot be entertained. Moreover, there are requests from student organizationsciting genuine issues of students (especially those from other states and countries) whoare unable to reach campus to appear for the internal tests.Considering all these factors into account, the Hon'ble VC has directed to advise allcolleges to conduct the second internal test for all first semester programmes inonline/offline/mixed mode as per the discretion of the Heads of Institutions/ Collegesconsidering the prevailing situations.However, it is to be made clear that the End Semester University Examinations will bein the conventional offline mode as decided by the academic and administrative bodiesOf the University.Orders are issued accordingly.