Mumbai University to do away with controversial 60:40 formula for UG and PG

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 7:30pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The controversial 60:40 formula of external and internal assessment in all undergrad and postgrad courses of Mumbai University would no longer exist.

It could be reduced to 75:25 or 70:30 from the next academic year for first year students.

A review committee headed by Pro Vice Chancellor Naresh Chandra has proposed to reduce the weightage of the internal assessment.

Madhu Nair, dean faculty of Commerce and a member of the review committee, said, “UGC rules recommend minimum 25% weightage to the internal exam. So we can’t have 80:20 formula as suggested by some stakeholders. So, we can have either 75:25 or 70:30 formula. The final decision can be taken by academic council.” The AC would meet in February end.

The 60:40 formula implemented since 2011-12 along with the credit based semester system ran into controversy as some colleges were reportedly giving inflated marks to their students in internals.   


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