MU rolls back on 1-day engineering exam gap after agitation  

07 Mar, 2019
Mumbai University

NOIDA– Mumbai University, after witnessing the outcry, has decided to roll back on the decision of reducing the gap between the papers of engineering subjects. The exams are scheduled to take place from May 7 to 22. MU had announced the schedule one month before and afterward, the varsity said that the gap of four days between the papers would be reduced to one day. It had instructed the same to all the colleges affiliated under MU with a requirement to create a 45-day slot from May 25 to July 7 for internship post exam.

The decision came as a shock for the students who had already planned their study according to the four-day gap. MU students released an online petition to express their disagreement against the decision.

The university, on Wednesday, through a statement said, “The result of engineering branch always delays because of eight sessions of this four-year programme and exams take one month for completion. This proposal was conveyed to the students with intent to conduct the exams in a quick succession so that they (students) can apply for an internship in lieu with the rules of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).”

Accordingly, one-day gap between each paper of engineering exams was allotted, the statement stated.

“The purpose to do the same was to declare the result of the university exams earlier than before,” it also mentioned.

However, after receiving the negative response from the students, the varsity later decided to postpone the suggested schedule and stick to the previous one.”

It is expected that the university may implement the same schedule of one-day gap from upcoming session (2019-20).

The schedule for the first session of 2019 summer session engineering test will be soon issued by the university in old format soon, as per the statement.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.

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