While the state government has accepted these recommendations, it won’t issue any official directives for its implementation. “There isn’t much the government can do about these recommendations. However, the universities will act on these proposals, by consulting the governor and in accordance with the UGC guidelines,” said an aide to Samant.
SIO has proposed that the fees of all the schools in the state must be reduced by 50% for the months when no physical classes are to be held.
The government also capped the duration of online sessions for higher classes – one hour for classes 3 to 5, two hours for classes 6 to 8 and three hours for classes 9 to 12.
The post drew condemnation from leaders of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and Yuva Sena, youth wings of ruling Congress and Shiv Sena respectively, who accused BJP of doublespeak on the issue of fee payment during the lockdown.
The participants of the protest accused that the police perpetrated unprovoked violence against the innocent students who were agitating peacefully and in a democratic manner.
Maharashtra CET Cell on Wednesday declared the schedule for MHT-CET, MAH-MBA/MMS-CET, MAH-LLB-CET and other entrance exams for professional courses in 2020.
The agitating students said that the two incidents are indicative of the shrinking space for students from marginalised sections including poors, dalits, tribals and minorities.
The University of Mumbai (MU) is yet to act against the engineering colleges which failed to meet the norms related to admission, finances, staff and infrastructure in the last two academic years.
Last week, the CET Cell issued a notice, announcing that the test is proposed to be conducted in the second and third weeks of May next year, over a period of 16 to 20 days.
The University of Mumbai has decided to replace its colonial-era convocation gown with a new dress, which is said to be in line with ‘Indian traditions and culture’. However, for many, it was yet another political ploy aimed at ‘saffronisation’ of 162-year-old varsity.