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Mumbai University reschedules exams once again

Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 8:14am IST | Agency: dna

The Mumbai University on Wednesday announced further revisions in the ongoing examinations, which were earlier rescheduled due to the election training assigned to teachers. The decision was made after several papers were found to be clashing on April 5 and April 12. On April 2, dna had reported about the clash.

The university had rescheduled all the examinations from March 28 to April 5, after the college principals raised concerns that they would have a difficulty in conducting the examinations as most of their teaching and non-teaching staff were assigned election duty.

Around 126 papers were slated for March 28. According to the earlier timetable, several papers for TYBA, TYBSc, MCom and fourth year BPharm clashed with other papers scheduled for April 5. The exams will now be held on April 9, 10, 21 and 26.

The university has also changed the dates for the BA (sem VI) and BSc (sem VI) papers, which were earlier rescheduled for April 12. The exams will now be held on April 13. The revised scheduled has been uploaded on the university website and mentions that the hall ticket, venue and the timings of the exams remain unchanged.

However, the worry for the students hasn't ended. "Our exam is rescheduled for April 9. It is the day when we have our external practicals. So, there is a confusion once again," said a TYBSc student from Bhavan's college.

Students are also upset with the constant changes in the schedule by the university. "It disturbs the entire planning. Until April 2, we did not know what paper we had to prepare for as there were two papers on April 5," said another TYBSc student.

Last minute demands for college premises upsets colleges

Several students might have to be accommodated at other exam centres as colleges continue to receive demands from the collector's office to provide their premises as polling booths. "We were recently informed that our college will be used for election purposes on April 23, 24 and 25. While there are not many students appearing for the university exams, there are some students, who will take the college exams," said Dinesh Panjwani, principal, National college. More colleges are expecting such a demand. To address the problem, Panjwani and a delegation of the College Principals Assocation, will meet election officers to discuss and ensure that things are better planned during the Vidhan Sabha elections in October.

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