Final year University exams across Maharashtra are to be cancelled and the students will be marked on their aggregate scores of the previous semesters. This decision ends the uncertainty around the future of almost 10 lakh students.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting via video conferencing that was attended by relevant department Ministers and Mumbai University vice-chancellor and various officials from non-agricultural universities. The decision was unanimously taken to not conduct any exams in the state risking the lives of lakhs of students, instead find other ways to save the academic year of the students. However, students who wish to improve their scores, can do so in the month of September, October or November based on the situation of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
It is difficult to say whether the varsities like SPPU who have already announced their decision to conduct the examinations, would cancel the exams or continue with the plan.
Mumbai University exams have been a point of attention for many now. The students protested against the conduction of exams by the varsity that led the Minister for Higher and Technical Education of Maharashtra to write to UGC to cancel University exams in Maharashtra. The governor had expressed his strong objection to Uday Samant writing a letter to UGC too.
The students are advised to keep an eye on the official website of Mumbai University for the latest updates.