The University of Mumbai will conduct re-exams for those students who missed their papers on Wednesday because of the trouble on the Central Railway line. At least 60 students could not make it to their exam centres on the Thane-Dadar stretch on Wednesday.
The university had held 30 papers in all on Wednesday for its various bachelors and masters courses.
The university is yet to clarify about how many papers will have re-examinations, and on what dates.
“We are still verifying how many students missed their exams and in which subjects,” said S Deo, director of exams, University of Mumbai.
“We will get in touch with each student to see if they missed the exam because of the train delay.”
It is likely that there will be re-examinations for six or seven papers, once the exam schedule ends for each of the courses. Deo said the University would finalise and announce the details in a couple of days.
The re-exams will be held only for those students who missed the exams and not for those who came in late as latecomers were given grace time and allowed to complete their papers.
Students who are eligible for the re-exam will have to submit an application with details such as their seat number, course and name of the paper to the university through their college or exam centre.
“After the verification of the letters … the date of the examination will be announced along with the centre on the University website,” said a press note signed by SM Suryavanshi, controller of exams.
Students who missed their exams are happy with the decision.
“It is a relief,” said a student who missed his MSc Part 1 exam. “I was in danger of losing an entire year.”