As semesters draw close to end, MU colleges await details on how to conduct exams


With first, third and fifth semesters nearly nearing the tip, colleges in Mumbai are awaiting instructions from the University of Mumbai on how to conduct exams. Sources within the college mentioned exams are seemingly to be carried out on-line, very similar to the ultimate yr exams.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, colleges have been conducting on-line lessons for his or her first, third and fifth semester college students. Principal mentioned that colleges have now accomplished nearly 60-70% of the syllabus.

“Some colleges have already finished their semester curriculum through online mode of instruction. We are now waiting for directions on how to conduct exams,” mentioned Anju Kapoor, Principal of Usha Pravin Gandhi faculty of Management.

Kishore Peshori, principal, MMK College at Bandra mentioned whereas solely 25% of the syllabus has been coated for first semester college students, nearly 50-60% of the syllabus for third and fifth semester college students is accomplished.

While often the college conducts winter semester exams between November and January, this yr the exams are delayed due to the pandemic. However college officers mentioned that the schedule for winter semester exams will likely be revealed shortly.

Sources within the college mentioned the exams are seemingly to begin by December and go on until January subsequent yr. The varsity can be planning to kick off the brand new semester in January 2021.

Even as colleges put together to reopen their campuses quickly, the exams are seemingly to be held on-line. In October, colleges carried out remaining yr exams on-line below detailed pointers issued by the college.

“Since we already have the experience in conducting exams online it shouldn’t be a problem to adapt the same for winter semester exams,” mentioned the principal of a metropolis faculty. Before the ultimate yr exams kicked off, the college had directed colleges to conduct a survey to map the infrastructure and accessibility of scholars to take on-line exams from their properties. Many colleges had made alternate preparations for college students who had restricted entry to sensible gadgets and web connectivity.


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