Alert! VTU critical year, year back rules changed, exit scheme introduced

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It looks like the mass protest by VTU students has finally reached to VTU Authorities Ears. In one of the most toughest decision taken by VTU in favor of VTU students. However, this major decision will only be helpful to students who have admitted to 2017-18 academic year.

As per the new decision, Visvesvaraya Technological University has decided to change the concepts of ‘critical year’ and ‘year back’ concepts, that was implemented in 2010, to help engineering students get their degrees on time.

The decision was taken on 12th September, 2017, and will be implemented by 2017-18 academic year.

VTU critical year, year back rules changed

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As per previous rules that was introduced on 2010, students who were not able to clear 1st and 2nd sem subjects were not allowed to attend classes for 5th sem.

Registrar of the university H N Jagannatha Reddy said that “students are eligible for the final year even if they do not clear in all second-year papers. However, they can appear in exams only if they pass papers as per earlier eligibility criteria”.

Currently internal and theory concepts makes up 20:80 marks ratio has been modified to 40:60. This major decision taken by the university is likely to help more than 20,000 students in coming days.

The university was forced to revised this new decision after widespread protest by the students community.

The new rule have come at a time where various VTU students organizations were protesting against the university demanding the rule to be removed as the VTU delayed the announcement of exam and revaluation results.

As per The Hindu, “students felt that they had to appear in about 16 exams in three months as the varsity delayed revaluation results of odd semester examinations”.

This new changes will certainly help many students in coming days. The vtu will also make results declaration a bit quicker in coming days. So, finally some good news for VTU students.

Exit scheme introduced for Non-CBCS

An emphatic demand from the students was that the university scrap the year back and critical year back system. The Executive Council on Tuesday decided to allow the students to exit the course with backlogs by calling it ‘Exit Scheme’.

The registrar told BM, “We have introduced the Exit Scheme. We will allow students to exit from the course with backlogs, but they will be asked to give the exams after getting eligibility under the critical year pattern. They have to write the exam when the corresponding exams are taking place.”


  1. I have cleared all subjects in my 5th sem crash course exam and confident that I will pass in 6th sem exam without backlogs whose results are yet to be announced…. Under this circumstances do I have register for exit scheme?? Pls reply fast as due date for registration is tomorrow…..

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