Yes, it is possible to carry a 3rd-semester backlog into the 5th semester at VTU Belgaum. According to the university’s regulations, students are permitted to seek admission to the 5th semester if they have satisfied the attendance requirements as per applicable regulations up to the 4th semester, regardless of the number of backlogs subjects from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters. However, it’s important to note that students cannot carry more than four backlogs from the second and third year subjects into the final year. Additionally, all backlogs from the first two semesters must be cleared by the end of the second year, as first-year backlogs cannot be carried into the third year. Lastly, all subjects must be cleared within 8 years of enrollment.