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Mumbai University: 25 per cent syllabus may go online

Mumbai University is most likely to go online for the upcoming academic year with 25 per cent of its course content.

Mumbai University: 25 per cent syllabus may go online
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Mumbai University is most likely to go online for the upcoming academic year with 25 per cent of its course content. Most of the syllabus will be conducted in college classrooms in two shifts following social distancing, whenever the situation normalizes. A proposal to this effect was presented on Thursday in front of MU’s advisory council, which is chaired by industrialist Ratan Tata.

The Council discussed and recommended ways in which the process of teaching and learning could continue in the world post coronavirus. The council included Ratan Tata, Anil Kakodkar, Sujata Saunik and Lalit Kanodia.

Earlier, as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, a lot of exams were postponed while others were cancelled across the city. Mumbai University’s exams were also postponed during this time. According to a recent media report, a student union has written to the Bombay High Court about the Mumbai University exam and how the current uncertainty about the exams is causing stress and anxiety to final year students.

As per reports, the Maharashtra Students Union (MASU) has written a six-page long email to ask for transparency with regards to the final year exam news. In its email, the student’s union has asked the state governments to come to a conclusion about the final-year undergraduate and postgraduate examinations and authorize a decision to the same.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray had earlier said that the final year exams will not be held in the state of Maharashtra. The students will be given average marks on the basis of their performance in previous semesters. However, no GR has been followed. The students' Union said that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has intervened in this matter and said that exams must be held leading to further uncertainty amongst the students.

With the outbreak of coronavirus and Maharashtra being the hotbed of the contagious infection it now stands at 1,20,363 cases whereas Mumbai stands at 62,875 cases.

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