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Mumbai University: Over 72,000 students appear for online exams

October 6, 2020

Mumbai University has divided colleges under its jurisdiction into 94 clusters, responsible for overseeing examination. Majority of the clusters began final year exams for regular students on Monday, October 5, 2020 and the exams were conducted in courses under all disciplines.

At Mumbai University’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), 1,283 students out of 1,580 appeared for exams, while in MU’s departments, 898 students out of 981 students gave the exam. Some students were unable to appear for exams due to various reasons which included poor internet connectivity, power outages and electronic devices hanging in the middle of the examination.

For preparation of online exams, sample question paper and answer keys were shared with students before exams. According to a statement by MU, “For some exams, mock tests are yet to be conducted. In case any student may have missed the exam due to technical glitch or any other difficulty, the student will be allowed to appear for a re-exam said Board of Examination and Evaluation director Dr Vinod Patil.”

For difficulties arising during exam, students may call the helplines provided by their respective colleges or contact university’s students control room on 022-26532034. Students of MU’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning can call on 080-47191116, 9619486265, 9619536829 and 9619713348.

According to Hindustan Times, D G Ruparel College conducted mock tests to ensure all students get a good understanding of the system before final exams. Tushar Desai, principal of the institute said, “Still, we’ve had cases where students could not access the exam link because either they had provided a wrong email id or their mail inboxes were full and therefore, couldn’t appear for the paper. We have considered such cases and assured rescheduling of examination for such students.”

Source: The Indian Express

Read: Delhi University to conduct semester online exams

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