APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYCET campus, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 016Ph: 0471 2598122; Fax: 2598522www.ktu.Qdu.in Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSub: Conduct Of examinations by the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological Universityfollowed - regarding:-• Guidelines to beThe S3 B. Tech examfiarjons have commenced from 1504_2021 and around 2B, students are appeanng the same.The SI B. Tech and M.%n/MAycWMCA exanimations are schedubd to commence from 1904.2021 and around35,000 students ate expected to arrend. The M. Tech examinations ate schedukd to commence from 27.042021 foraround 3000 students. As of now, there are 145 coneges affiliated to the Unözersty. A,} these colleges are funcboningas examinalk»n centres for the ongoing and schedu/ed examinatOns, amk:lsr a" rhe cha&nging ccmsrrainls induced bythe pandemic.University; through a detaikd circular dated 14.022021, issued exclusive additional Gu,6eVnes to a" affiliated coJegesand students on ad aspects related Wih the conduct Of exanimations Feb/AoriI 2021 and precautions to be taken.These gui]ehnes are in addition to the Covd-19 heath advisory from the Heath and Famdy werare Department, Govt.Of Kerala. It has been already informed that C06ege authoråés respons'ble for the ccyvsequences. in case Ofany of gui]eJnes Gsued by me and the Cond-19 SOP issued by reguhrory agencies.The examination squads are directed to visit Institutions and verify the adherence to the Covid 19 SOPadvisory of each Institution to ensure satery and securfy ot the students.The ot circular to once again remind ad concerned about rhe add't,OnaJ precautöns and thatare provided for the smooth and safe conduct of these examinat,uns during these pandemic days ot Covid 19.Due to the travel restrictbns and 'hconveniences due to CovW, a provisbn for Centre Change' for students ofB. Tech, B.An:h, BHMCT, B,Des, MCA and MBA have been this year, According'y, students can opt for thenearest cobege from their house and attend the examinatbns. Hence, there is no need for students to travel and stayin their cowege hostels. Since universiy is having arJeas1 one atti&aled colk•ge In a,} rhe distrets, long travels toexanimation centres got considerably reduced. It has been observed that around 20 to 30% students are making useOf this Centre Change option' for writing the examinatWis.AS part Of Covki 19 protocth's, appropriate directOiS were gWen and actions taken to avoid overcrowding at theexamination centres. order to adhere to the prorocoE and related Sops, me number of students attendinga colÉge for writing examinatkjns has been cons+rabb' reduced. Accordingly, the semester-wise examinatbns areconducted nvo shits (tine sbrs) by groupfig different branches/courses ot specfibzaDon. As a resum Cadegesneed accommodate only half the number Of students simultaneously for a particular session.