In a circular issued on Tuesday, Vinod Patil, the director of the board of examination and evaluations of University of Mumbai (MU), said that the summer semester exams will be conducted online through the same guidelines issued earlier for the autumn semester last year.
Bringing relief to students and colleges, the University of Mumbai on Tuesday announced that the impending semester exams will be held online in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.
The exams for semester I to IV for both regular and repeater students will be held between April 15 and May 5. The exams for semester VI for both regular and repeater students will be conducted from May 6 to May 21 and for Semester V, the repeater exams will be conducted from May 24 to June 2.
A separate circular will be issued to announce the dates of the remaining exams.
All theory exams are to be conducted online. An online test of 50 marks should be taken for degree and postgraduate examinations of traditional students (arts, commerce and science) in which 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) should be given. Students will be given an hour to complete the examination.
For vocational education courses, an online theory test will be conducted for a total of 80 marks- of which 40 marks will be for MCQs and the remaining 40 marks will be for descriptive answers.
For interdisciplinary courses, the examinations will be of 60 marks, divided as 30 for MCQs and 30 for descriptive answers.
Kishore Peshori. principal of the MMK College Bandra said, “Given that cases are rising, it was expected that exams will be held online. As we have already conducted two exams, we are well prepared for it.”