Final year online exams in mumbai postponed due to power outage

MUMBAI: Final-year exams across city colleges were disrupted after the power outage on Monday morning. Many colleges had to reschedule today’s paper to a later date, at some, students who got their question papers on the exam links continued to attempt it, with no communication from the college authorities. Some colleges have given time till afternoon to complete the paper. Due to the pandemic, final-year exams are being taken online in the MCQ format for the first time.

A notice issued by KC College said that the undergraduate and postgraduate exams have been rescheduled to October 18 due to a massive power breakdown, and that the extent and time of power outage cannot be assessed. Exams at Rizvi and St Andrew’s Colleges were also rescheduled on October 15. Colleges did not wish to disrupt other ongoing exams and therefore have rescheduled the paper towards the end of all their other exams.

A student who was appearing for M Com exam said that he got the question paper on his email and he already started attempting it. He added that his college is yet to release any official notification redcheduling the exams and that many students are attempting it using mobile phone’s wi-fi connection.

MHT-CET exams scheduled in the morning slot on Monday were disrupted at several centres. The online exam started at 9 am. Over 14,000 students were scheduled to take the test across the state in the morning session. The second slot is scheduled in the afternoon at 2 pm. An official from the state’s CET cell, said that some centres who have a power back up, have managed to take the exam. Since the server is down, we are unable to assess the extent of the problem, he added.

Higher and technical education minister Uday Samant said that students who have missed out on their exams today will be given another attempt.

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