MU postpones exams for 8,000 distance education students, know why
According to the resources, most students from the university's Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) could not access the question papers on the link provided to them.
Mumbai University got forced to postpone TYBA and TYB Corn exams scheduled on October 6, 2020, for almost 8,000 distance education students after the recieving multiple reports regarding various technical glitches from students. According to the resources, most students from the university's Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) could not access the question papers on the link provided to them. It is reported that Mumbai University will release a fresh date soon.
Previously, a majority of the MU students could not attempt even the first paper that was held on Saturday, i.e. October 3, 2020. Talking about the issues faced, a students from IDOL stated, "I was unable to access the paper on Saturday and I wondered if logging in few minutes before the exam could have been a problem. Today I logged on to the portal at least an hour before the exam. But nothing was uploaded well past 1 pm. We kept staring at the blank screen. If this was how they planned to conduct exams, it was better to give us passing grades."
The incident made several students gather on the campus negating the purpose of holding an online exam. Later, the university issued a circular by 4 pm, announcing the postponement of exams. Students activists claimed that several mock tests should have been conducted by the university before conducting the final exams, as it had directed the colleges to. While in many colleges the exams are now streamlined, students from its own institute are facing glitches almost every day.