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Bombay HC stays MU’s new 60:40 exam pattern

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 30, 2018, 1:04 am IST
Updated : Oct 30, 2018, 1:04 am IST

The university had introduced the new system comprising a semester-end exam for 60 marks and internal assessments for 40 marks.

Mumbai University
 Mumbai University

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court Monday stayed the “60:40 evaluation system” circular issued by the Mumbai University that affects law students. The HC said that this year's exam will be held for 100 marks.

The university had introduced the new evaluation system — comprising a semester-end exam for 60 marks and internal assessments, class projects etc. for 40 marks — to avoid delays in evaluation of examination papers and declaration of results due to shortage of faculty.

 

However, students were furious as the varsity came up with the new exam pattern in the middle of the academic year and a majority of them preferred the 100 marks system.

A division bench of Justice B.R Gavai and M.S. Karnik granted interim relief on the implementation of the 60:40 examination pattern, paving the way for exams to be conducted as per the previous pattern of 100 marks without internal assessments.

Justice Gavai at the previous hearing said that the Supreme Court had allowed for not more than 12.5 per cent for college viva or practicals however the university was giving 40 per cent to colleges.

The varsity introduced the new evaluation system — comprising a semester-end exam for 60 marks and internal assessments for 40 marks — applicable to the three-year LLB. and five-year BLS-LLB (Bachelor of Legal Science and Bachelor of Law) courses. However, a majority of the students were seen unhappy with the new examination pattern annou-nced right in the middle of the academic year.

 

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