THE ACADEMIC Council of the University of Mumbai (MU) decided Tuesday that students taking admission to the university this year will be taught a new curriculum. Aspirants had been confused after the university recently announced that it will change the syllabus for all the years of all faculties. However, Tuesday’s decision clarified the decision.
The academic council has also decided to do away with internal exams held by colleges for the traditional Bachelor of Arts, Commerce and Science courses. The internal exam of 25 marks was earlier held by colleges. However, self-financed courses remain unchanged.
In another move, the university will hold exams for all semesters. Earlier, the colleges were responsible for conducting the exams from first to fourth semester and the university conducted the exams for the fifth and sixth semesters. The move is set to bring uniformity in exam patterns.
Moreover, it is now compulsory for final year students to pursue live projects — internships, on-job training and industry orientation. As part of the choice-based credit system, students will have to take up projects either in the fifth or the sixth semester for which they will be awarded credits.
Although the university has not set a deadline, it has asked colleges, which have defaulted on affiliation fee, to pay the amount at the earliest.
The university has already announced that the last date of sale of forms for admission to first year of undergraduate courses is June 14. Aspirants can fill the pre-admission online enrollment form from June 14 till June 25.
The admission form has to be submitted between June 18 and 22. The first merit list will be announced on June 22.