Mumbai University issues new guidelines to conduct online classes

In a bid to conduct the e-learning process smoothly, Mumbai University has asked teachers to divide each subject into four quadrants.

Mumbai University issues new guidelines to conduct online classes

Mumbai University has released details with regards to conducting online classes for the academic year 2020-21.

In a bid to conduct the process smoothly, teachers have been asked to divide each subject into four quadrants, which are video lectures, specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded and printed, self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and an online discussion forum to clear all doubts of students who are being taught through this e-learning method.

Moreover, the circular has stated that in case any student is struggling to participate in online lectures due to lack of equipment, for an example, fast internet connection, colleges should further make these lectures available on YouTube or Facebook so that it can be accessed easily.

Earlier on August 2, Mumbai University had released a circular stating that except for first-year undergraduate and postgraduate graduate courses, colleges should start e-learning only for the new academic year. However, this decision has been criticized by many teachers as it does not hold into account the people who live in the rural areas of Maharashtra and do not have common luxuries such as a smartphone.

In the past, degree colleges released their first merit list as a part of the Mumbai University’s admission process for first-year undergraduate courses. The cut-offs for the courses have increased marginally this year. Those who had the required percentages had to get their documents verified and pay their fees from the next day onwards in order to get admitted.

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