Pune: The final-year degree examinations for backlog as well as fresher students of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has been postponed to October 12.
While the government had told varsities to hold exams from October 1, the Pune University had, in its last circular, told students that examinations for the backlog will start from October 5 and regular students will take write their exams from October 15.
However, the university now has made clear their decision on conducting exams from October 12. According to the pre-schedule of Savitribai Phule Pune University, the examination was scheduled from October 1 to 31. During the final year examinations, Central Public Service Commission (UPSC), Common Entrance Test (CET), UGC NET and State Service Examination were also to be held. Thus, the university has decided to conduct the final year examinations from October 12 to 29.
The Indian Express, quoted Mahesh Kakade, Director of the Board of Examinations and Evaluation saying, “We also have the timetables for other faculties ready, we will upload them phase-wise. Exams for backlog students will begin on October 12, followed by exams for regular students, and we will finish conducting all exams by October 31.”
Meanwhile, an indefinite strike has been called by the non-teaching staff members of SPPU demanding the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission and the cancellation of a promotion scheme that the state government has started. The non-teaching staff members are on strike too.
Although the strike has hit most of the universities in the state, it has not had much effect on Mumbai University. The university has delegated the responsibility of examinations to the colleges. So, there will be exams. However, prolonging the agitation could affect the outcome, university officials said.
(Edited by Akshay Badwe)