Final exams (semester VI) for all traditional and self-financed undergraduate courses offered by Mumbai University will be held in the online mode. These courses have the highest enrollment in the university. However, students will have to take the practical exams offline. Exams for all professional courses such as engineering, law, management, B Ed will be offline as decided earlier. While many students heave a sigh of relief, some principals have questioned the decision. Exams are scheduled to start from April 19.
In a statement released by the university, director, board of examinations and evaluations, Vinod Patil, said that a large number of students are enrolled in the traditional programmes and many rely on the final results to pursue higher studies and jobs. “To announce the results on time, and taking note of the vaccination status of students, strike of ST buses in rural districts and fewer students in hostels, the university has decided to hold the exams in the online mode,” said Patil.
He added that the practical exams of these students, however, will be held offline. While the university released the exam commencement dates for all the exams, a detailed schedule will be released soon. Colleges will follow a uniform schedule and a question bank will also be given by the university.
The winter exams scheduled in October-November this year will be held offline, added the statement, to give students and colleges enough time for preparation.
The final postgraduate exams in traditional courses will be held offline, with 50% descriptive and 50% multiple choice questions. Exams in university’s departments too will be held in the offline mode.
Courtesy : The Times of India