A day before their exams begin, final-year students from arts, management studies and media studies will be standing in a queue on Tuesday to collect their hall tickets instead of revising their subjects.
“Less than 24 hours to our exam and we have to go to college just to collect our hall tickets. Many students stay very far away and their whole morning will be wasted,” said a final year management student.
“Also, there is a session on the new format for the new optical mark reader which we have no clue about. These are, after all, our finals so we are nervous.”
The third-year exams began with the commerce discipline on March 24. This year the university has introduced new systems such as bar coding and optical mark reader to ensure quicker and more transparent evaluations. More than two lakh final year students are taking the exam this year.
University officials said that they have sent all the hall tickets on Monday and now it was up to the colleges to distribute it.
“We have put up seat numbers and centres on the university website on Sunday night. If a student does not have his hall card, we have asked supervisors to admit them based on their college ID cards,” said Vilas Shinde, controller of examinations, Mumbai University.
“We have to sign all the hall tickets and inform students. We had to call them to college on Tuesday morning. Why does the university leave everything for the last minute?” said a principal of a suburban college, requesting anonymity.