Late admission + incomplete syllabus = Exams postponed

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MSc Part I exam postponed 5 days before schedule, as several colleges had complained that they could not complete the curriculum

Mumbai University has been forced to postpone the MSc Part I examination, which was scheduled to start on November 8, as most colleges have not been able to complete the syllabus.

The exam would now start on November 28. As the decision comes just five days before the exam was scheduled to start, it has evoked mixed reactions. Some students are happy while others are upset as they were prepared for the exam.




More lectures needed
Confusion and uncertainty over the examination started a couple of days ago when some city colleges wrote to the varsity seeking postponement of the test. The colleges complained that due to the delay in the admission process, they could not complete the syllabus. They plan to conduct some additional lectures in the ongoing Diwali vacation to complete the semester I syllabus.

Registrar of Mumbai University, Dr MA Khan said, “We were approached by a couple of colleges for postponing the examination. The decision has been taken so that students are not inconvenienced.

Due to delay in MSc admissions, colleges did not even get 90 days for lectures before the examination to complete the syllabus. A couple of extra days will certainly help,” said the principal of a Thane college.

Principal of a college in Vile Parle said, “We heard that a few colleges had written to the varsity for postponing the examination. But our students were already prepared for the test. This is going to further delay the academic year.

Varsity was aware
Speaking on the issue, Mahadeo Jagtap, a student union leader, said, “The basic rule is that there should be a 90-day teaching period before examinations are conducted. When the varsity was already aware of the delay in the admission process, it could have taken cognizance of the matter before preparing the examination timetable.

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Here are what some student want to say about late examination

Akshay Shah, Student at a Ghatkopar-based college
‘We will get to know about the date from college. But it is good to know that we will get more days to prepare for the examination’

Sagar Sawant, Student
‘The varsity should have considered these things before preparing the timetable’

Nov 8
Original date for start of exam

Nov 28
New date set for exam

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