Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has released the timetable for the supplementary SSC and HSC exams for the students who failed the regular tests.
Last year, MU’s distance learning admissions were delayed by a month as it didn’t have UGC’s recognition.
The state has also allowed skill and entrepreneurial training at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and other centres as well as re-opening of all libraries.
Exams at all the engineering, MCA and pharmacy colleges as well as most of the law colleges that were slated on Monday have been deferred.
The student organisations have alleged that the software company wasn’t adequately prepared for the online tests at the university’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning. They also claimed that the company, which has offices in Singapore and Chennai, was hired without any research.
The University may divide the final year and backlog students at its Institute of Distance Learning (IDOL) in small batches, organise them through WhatsApp groups and conduct their tests in separate time slots. The University is also planning to outsource some of the tests to its affiliated colleges.
As they anxiously struggled to access their online test papers, distance learning students at the University of Mumbai (MU) faced another frustrating issue: lack of timely communication from the varsity. The university’s helpline numbers, email addresses, website and its contact centres were of little help, the students complained.
In a meeting held on Wednesday (October 7) the university’s Board of Examination and Evaluation (BoEE) decided to reschedule all the remaining papers. The detailed revised time-table isn’t out yet.
The University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) indefinitely postponed some of the online examinations of final year BA and BCom students that were scheduled on Tuesday (October 6) from 1 to 2pm. IDOL made the announcement in a notice issued on Tuesday afternoon, after many students complained that they were unable to access their question papers.
The state government has changed the admission rules for both undergraduate (UG) and post-graduation (PG) professional courses to reduce the number of rounds of the centralised admission process (CAP) from three to two. The move will shorten the admission process which has already been delayed by months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.