With Mumbai University refusing to postpone its exams and teachers determined to continue with their stir, TYBsc practicals were disrupted for an eight straight day, with exams successfully conducted in just 46 out of the 87 designated exam centres on Tuesday.
The day’s papers included Zoology, Microbiology, Botany, Bio-Technology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Bio-Chemistry, and Physics.
Once again the university reiterated that, despite the chaos surrounding the practical exams, the schedule would remain unchanged.
“There is no change,” said DG Wasave, controller of exams. On Wednesday, varsity officials will meet to decide how to go about conducting exams for thousands of students who have not been able to appear so far. They are considering the possibility of making these students take their exams in centres that haven’t faced disruptions.
Exams in eight universities across the state have been disrupted, with unions upset with the government’s failure to properly address demands related to salary arrears and appointments.
“The University should postpone the practical exams till the settlement of the boycott,” said a press note from the Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union. “The university should withdraw the notice sent to colleges asking for names of teachers participating in the boycott. The BUCTU informed the VC that as per the decision of the union, teachers would not provide list of members on boycott.”