After making several changes, the Mumbai university finally released a timetable for the TYBCom exams on its website on Sunday. The exams are now scheduled to begin from November 7.
The semester 5 exams were rescheduled several times so as not to clash with the date of Assembly polls and subsequent election duty for teachers. It was finally decided that the exams would be held from November 5, skipping the entire election period.
However, these new dates for TYBCom intermediate exams clashed with final charted accountancy exams, forcing the university to schedule the exams on dates when there are no CA exams scheduled.
According to the new time table, the exams will begin on November 7 and end on November 28, skipping dates on which the CA exams are being held. On some of the CA exam dates, certain non-compulsory papers have been scheduled. Around 65,000 students will appear for the exam.
“We have kept non-compulsory papers on the dates of CA final exams, but no other exams have been scheduled on days when the intermediate exams are being held,” said Dinesh Bhonde, controller of examinations.
Earlier, the university had decided not to hold exams on October 14,15 and 19, thus skipping the dates of voting and counting. However, several colleges were unhappy with this decision as many colleges are being used as polling and counting centres. Later, it was decided that all exams would be postponed to November 5, and minor exams scheduled in October, depending on the number of students appearing for them. “All these adjustments will ensure smoother conduct of exams,” said Bhonde.
The university also truncated the Diwali vacations by a week, to accommodate exams in the first week of November.
Most exams for the Masters degree have remained untouched and will begin from October 1, while other exams like TYBSc will begin from November 5.