Students of first and second year degree colleges in the city, whose exam schedules have been disrupted by the ongoing strike by junior college teachers, are worried about missing summer internships, summer courses and holidays, as they may clash with a revised exam schedule.
Colleges claimed they were helpless as teachers required to conduct exams are on strike. “Once teachers begin assessment of third-year papers, it will be hard to get them to correct first and second-year papers,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle.
Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College, Churchgate, said, “I have asked students to be mentally prepared to give exams at any time.”
On Friday, 100 BA and Bcom students of the college met the principal and faculty, demanding clarity on exam dates. “We have been studying without a timetable for two weeks,” said a student.
Naresh Chandra, pro-vice chancellor of the university, said, “Colleges have to conduct their own first and second-year exams. We hope they will finish before March 28 [when third year BCom exams start].”