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viva

\Vy-vaa\
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Definition

A grueling verbal interrogation, undertaken during practical examinations at the engineering level. Once the student has muddled through the actual experiment, he or she then has to answer 'viva', typically taken by a stern, hefty examiner, referred to as 'External' who hails from a different college and commands absolute respect. Failing to do so may result in a 'back' (effectively means failing that examination)

Usage

Chandan: That external is belting us all with viva. Be careful
Sahadev: Yessa? Okay da. Hope he doesn't belt me too much
Added 2013-01-30 by Suraaaj

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

pracs, PRACTICALS