72,729 students appeared for Mumbai University’s online exams on Monday

72,729 students appeared for MU online exams

At varsity’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), 1,283 students out of 1,580 appeared for exams, whereas 898 students out of 981 finding out in MU departments gave the online exams on Monday.  

MU has divided schools underneath its jurisdiction into 94 clusters:

Mumbai University has divided schools underneath its jurisdiction into 94 clusters, accountable for overseeing examination. Majority of the clusters started remaining yr exams for common students on Monday. The exams had been carried out in programs underneath all disciplines. With this move, the University has planned to supervise examination across all the colleges. The maximum number of clusters initiated final semester exams for the regular students on 5th October 2020. As per the report, the exams were organized in courses under all streams

At varsity’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), 1,283 students out of 1,580 appeared for exams, whereas 898 students out of 981 finding out in MU’s departments gave the examination on Monday. Owing to numerous causes, some students had been unable to look for exams, the college mentioned in an announcement. Before holding the exams, as part of the preparation of online exams, the varsity shared a sample question paper and answer keys with the students. Mumbai University issued a statement that reads, ‘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.’ 

Guidelines given by MU for online exams:

For preparation of online exams, pattern query paper and reply keys had been shared with students earlier than exams.“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,” MU assertion mentioned.

For difficulties arising during exam, students might name the helplines supplied by their respective schools or contact college’s students management room on 022-26532034. Students of MU’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning can name on 080-47191116, 9619486265, 9619536829 and 9619713348. It was reported that students of IDOL confronted challenges in getting queries solved with only one helpline in place, and little coordination between University and the service supplier.

MU Final Year Exams 2020: About Lead Colleges:

Lead colleges would also have the responsibility of coordinating with all the affiliated colleges that area part of the cluster to encourage the involvement of teachers of a particular subject in putting together their MCQs to generate a question bank for the students to be practised before exams. “Inter-cluster support in order to facilitate the preparation of a large base of MCQs will also be encouraged, colleges have also been requested to keep in mind the level of difficulty while framing questions for the upcoming exams, ” states the circular.

MU Final Year Exams 2020: The pattern of MCQ question paper:

As mentioned by the varsity the MCQ papers would comprise of 25-40 questions, which would be chosen as per the requirement of the subject. This one hour paper would carry a maximum of 50 marks. “Sample MCQs should be prepared and provided to develop the understanding about exam pattern for students and mock tests too should be conducted for the purpose of practice, “ says the circular. This is what the students and the colleges had asked for, Mock tests to know about the question paper better. Teachers have been asked to put together a question bank of 250 questions for every subject which would then be used for the exams. Students would also get question banks before exams for practice this time.

Students of IDOL faced technical challenges:

Students of IDOL faced technical challenges in getting queries solved with just one helpline in place, and not much coordination between the university and the service provider. According to a principal of a college, there were delays in the beginning where most kept losing network. On relogging, they got different questions. Eventually, all (over 1000 students) were allowed to give the exams.

Helpline and Support Numbers and Emails given by The MU:

In case, if the students confront any sort of difficulties while taking up the exam, they can call the helplines given by their corresponding colleges. The students can even contact the students’ control room of the university on 022-26532034. The students of MU’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning can call on  080-47191116, 9619486265, 9619536829, and 9619713348. University on Monday additionally launched two e-mail ids for online help: data@idol.mu.ac.in and help.efh@littlemoreinnovation.com.  Students may call the helplines of their respective colleges or contact the university’s students control room at 022-26532034 or email at info@idol.mu.ac.in and support.efh@littlemoreinnovation.com in case of queries.

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