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PG first semester exams deferred by month

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA IYER
Published : Oct 28, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2017, 2:00 am IST

The exams, which were scheduled for November, will now take place in the first week of December.

Mumbai University
 Mumbai University

Mumbai: The Mumbai University (MU) students for the postgraduate courses are relieved as their first semester examinations have been postponed by a month. The exams, which were scheduled for November, will now take place in the first week of December. The dates were pushed back after students, teachers and principals of affiliated colleges raised concerns about the insufficient time for preparation since the academic year started late due to the delay in results.

The academic year for the PG courses started in the month of September while it should have begun in August. If that was not enough, MU had issued a circular announcing that the examinations would begin on November 1. The students as well as colleges felt it was impossible to finish the syllabus and prepare for the 100 mark semester examinations in a span of two months. At a meeting on Wednesday, the varsity and the principals of the affiliated colleges discussed the matter.

 

Taking into account the plight of the students as well as teachers, the MU on Friday announced that the PG examinations for the following courses would be postponed - Masters in Science – Part I, By Research, Part II, Home Science, Third-year Bachelors in Science (Nautical Science) and Masters in Arts, which includes  Communication and Journalism, Electronic Media, Public Relations, Film Studies and TV Studies. The exams for these courses are now scheduled for December 7.

There is also the issue of the B.Com exams clashing with the CA exams. When asked, the Vice-Chancellor of MU, Dr. Devanand Shinde said, “B.Com has a huge number of students. We will first scrutinise how many out of them are appearing for CA’s IPCC examination and then decide what should be done. As of now nothing has been decided.” He added that another board of examination will be held at MU’s Fort campus on Monday where these issues will be discussed with the higher officials of the varsity.

 

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