As semesters draw close to end, MU colleges await details on how to conduct exams – education
With the first, third and fifth semesters nearing the end, universities in Mumbai are awaiting instructions from the University of Mumbai on how to take the exams. University sources said the exams are likely to be taken online, as are senior exams.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, universities have been running online classes for their first, third and fifth semester students. The director said that universities have completed almost 60-70% of the study program.
“Some colleges have already completed their semester curriculum through online instruction mode. We are now awaiting instructions on how to take the exams, ”said Anju Kapoor, director of the Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management.
Kishore Peshori, director of MMK College in Bandra, said that while only 25% of the curriculum has been covered for first semester students, almost 50-60% of the curriculum for third and fifth semester students has been completed.
While the university generally holds winter semester exams between November and January, exams are delayed this year due to the pandemic. However, university officials said the winter semester exam schedule will be released shortly.
University sources said the exams are likely to begin in December and continue through January next year. The varsity team also plans to start the new semester in January 2021.
Even as universities prepare to reopen their campuses soon, exams are likely to be taken online. In October, colleges conducted online senior exams under detailed guidelines issued by the university.
“Since we already have the experience of taking exams online, it shouldn’t be a problem to adapt them for the winter semester exams,” said the head of a city university. Before seniors’ exams began, the university had instructed colleges to conduct a survey to map the infrastructure and accessibility for students to take exams online from home. Many universities had made alternate arrangements for students who had limited access to smart devices and internet connectivity.