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'Sporting' Mumbai Univ offers re-exam option

MUMBAI: At a recent kabaddi match, simplest seven out of the 12-member all-woman Kabaddi crew confirmed up as the remaining five had university tests to wait at the similar day. Goes without saying that the "incomplete" crew struggled to maintain within the game. The boys' crew confronted a similar problem as simplest 9 gamers could opt for the competition. Taking be aware of such clashes between academics and extra-curricular actions, the Mumbai University has decided to conduct an extra set of exam, a month after the common examinations.

The decision, taken at Monday's instructional council, will provide aid to students who take part in sports activities, NCC, NSS and cultural competitions, in addition to those who have been sick right through the common exam and could now not take it.

Tanuja Parte, a scholar of Acharya Marathe College, opted for the all-India kabaddi match over semester five exam of 3rd year (banking and finance). "I will take the semester 6 (May 2) exams but I haven't been able to take the semester 5 exams. Every time I go to the university and request them to hold an exam for me, they say they are looking into my case."

The Yuva Sena had urged the university a number of instances to handle such instances. Senate member Pradeep Sawant, mentioned, "As the university allows only two ATKTs (allowed to keep term), many students drop out of events if there is an exam on that day. This decision will benefit hundreds who represent the university or the state or even the country."

The sports activities division of the university concurred with Sawant and mentioned that illustration of MU students at extra-curricular events is poor as they do not need to omit tests. The new rule says the scholar's school will arrange and further exam for the applied component of semester five and six and the university for the core component. Exams for semester 1 to 4 are held at the school degree. Those who missed tests on medical grounds and need to take the extra exam should produce a medical certificate.

Vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar mentioned, "These students work hard through out the year and represent the university. It is our responsibility to make sure that the ones who are trying to win us laurels are taken care of."

The instructional council additionally complex the instructional term closure from May 4 to April 30 in lieu of the Lok Sabha elections. However, the verdict was once towards the stands of academics' organization, BUCTU. "The anti-teachers attitude was evident in the meeting," mentioned a BUCTU member. Teachers had advisable that the term be extended. The council contributors additionally refused to put off reopening of faculties.

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