Mumbai: While the University Mumbai (MU) has promoted intermediate-year students without exams due to Covid-19 crisis, those studying at its Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) will have to take all their tests.
According to a notice issued on Saturday (September 12), IDOL will hold the final year exams, for both fresh and repeat students, in October, alongside the final year exams of regular MU students. However, the institute will also conduct first and second year tests, which will start in September for repeaters and in November for freshers. All these exams will be held online in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format.
“University Grants Commission (UGC) had permitted to promote intermediate students only under Credit-based Semester System. Since IDOL follows a yearly pattern of evaluation and not a semester-pattern, MU had decided to conduct all the exams of distance learning students,” said Vinod Malale, deputy registrar (public relations) at MU.
IDOL announced that the final exams of undergraduate courses will start from October 3, while those for post-graduation courses will begin on October 8. The first and second year exams for repeaters will be held from September, while those for freshers will be conducted in November – the institute is yet to announce the beginning date of these tests. The practical exams for IT, CS and MCA programmes will also he held online, starting from September 15. The institute hasn’t released the detailed time-table for these exams so far.
Each theory paper will be for one hour and carry 50 marks. IDOL will also provide a model question paper. A mock test will be conducted before the actual examination.