Mumbai also looking at a good solution to the disrupted academic calendar, the smooth functioning in schools, colleges and others education instructions. However, the coronovirus status has increased uncertainty over the same. With over 87,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection and more than 23,000 active cases in Mumbai alone, Mumbai University officials are looking at options for the work year. From conducting webinars, workshops to the possibility of advancing the next academic semester, MU is finding ways to start the next academic calendar.
Mumbai University examination row continues
After being instructed by the UGC to conduct the exam, state education minister Uday Samant has written to the center about formal evaluation of final year examinations. The UGC had recommended a combination of online and offline examinations, however, Uday Samanta wrote that it is not possible to conduct the examinations due to health risks. The Center is yet to respond to the request of the state education minister. In Mumbai, the student union is also opposed to conducting the exam. Many students keep urging the examination committee not to conduct the exam.
Mumbai University organised a career planning webinar
The University of Mumbai had planned a one-day career in bio-physics in the shadow of the epidemic. The webinar was organized by the Biophysics Western Student Chapter of Biophysical Society and Department of Biophysics, University of Mumbai. The notification read, “The ongoing epidemic has brought a lot of uncertainty in everything around us. Graduate Masters and PhD students are facing dilemmas especially due to the inauguration of institutes, funding delays and travel and visa restrictions in many counties. With the Department of Biophysics (Hashim Student Chapter) to address our concerns and questions. The Mumbai University has to arranged a live discussion session on biophysics, career planning in biophysics in the shadow of the epidemic. “The university conducted a webinar on July 7, 2020.