Pune University to Give 15 min Extra Time For Offline Exams

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Pune, 7th June 2022:

Finally, after much debate and confusion, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) declared on Sunday that the summer examinations at the university would be held in offline mode from June 20.

This time again there was a lot of confusion among the students regarding the mode of exams. Adding to the confusion, student-activists approached the Bombay High Court requesting commonality in all universities. They even suggested that the exams be held offline but in a multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) manner.

However, the Director of Examination and Evaluation Mahesh Kakade in a meeting with technical education minister Uday Samant decided that the exams be held in a traditional offline pattern. The notification for the same was released on SPPU’s official website on Sunday.

Nevertheless, the good news for the students is that they would be given 15 minutes extra for every hour of the examination. Along with this, to help students get acclimatized to the paper pattern, a two-day gap between each consecutive exam will also be provided.

Furthermore, Kakade said, “Model Question Papers would be uploaded on the university’s website. If there are two examinations in one day, there would be a one-hour gap. It is up to the examination officers in each Institute to ensure that the teachers and students of the respective college know these features and if there are doubts, they are requested to resolve them.”

Even so, This decision is facing opposition from Yuvak Kranti Dal and Yuva Sena(Youth wing of Shivsena) members who are calling it out as unfair. They are criticising the move saying that all universities across Maharashtra must follow the same pattern of examination or else it is an injustice to the students. They have turned to the President of Yuva Sena and tourism minister, Aaditya Thackeray by writing to him.