Mumbai University reschedules 103 exam papers amid clash with Lok Sabha polls
The Mumbai University has rescheduled a total of 103 exam papers in wake of the impending Lok Sabha polls in the city and state next month.
Since colleges double up as exam centres and polling booths, the university has postponed all papers that were set to take place closer to the election dates.
While 76 examinations that were set to begin next month were completely pushed back, another 27 papers of examinations, that were set to start before the polls, have also been rescheduled.
“Considering the Lok Sabha election dates, Mumbai University has postponed the dates of commencement of 76 examination and 27 examinations/papers have been rescheduled,” MU said in a press release.
The last two phases of Lok Sabha polls in the state will be held on April 23 and 29, and exams scheduled on and around these dates have been postponed to avoid inconvenience to students, the statement said.
Of the 76 examinations that are being postponed, 30 papers are of Commerce and Management, 17 of Science and Technology papers and 29 papers of Interdisciplinary faculty.
The papers include sixth-semester exams of BMS, B.Com (Accounting & Finance) and B.Com (Banking & Insurance) among others.
Fresh dates for the examinations will be announced on the varsity’s portal, the statement added.
“Dates of some examinations are clashing with the Lok Sabha election dates, so some examination dates are postponed and some are rescheduled. The university has tried to make minimum changes. Students should take note of the changes,” Dr. Vinod Patil, Director, Examination and Evaluation Board said.
The delay in examinations will have a cascading effect on the results and could delay the admission process for next year. The vacation for teachers is also expected to get pushed back.