The University of Mumbai will follow the board practical exam schedule for third year Bachelor of Science (TYBSc) students against all odds. The exams will start on Friday.
Thousands of students, who were stressed after the Bombay University and College Teachers Organisation said they would boycott the exams on February 4, can now heave a sigh of relief. The move has paved way for an uninterrupted run of practical exams. The decision to go through was taken by the board of examination whose chairman is the vice-chancellor.
Deepak Wasave, in-charge, controller of examination, said, "As the students' future comes first, we have decided to go ahead with the exam schedule. We have asked the heads of all colleges to conduct the TYBSc exams as per schedule. Today, biochemistry and computer science practical exams are scheduled at a few colleges. We have 68 biochemistry students appearing at seven centres and 300 computer science students appearing from nearly 10 centres. Colleges can manage these exams easily.”
He added that the schedule for practical exams of other subjects, which start on March 4, will remain unchanged.