As per varsity sources, at least 35,000 to 40,000 students with backlogs, who were supposed to appear for the examinations from October 12, did not login to the portal or take the mock tests.
To avoid any technical problem during the examination, the varsity has given them a day’s time to login and appear for the mock tests and ensure that there are no glitches during the actual examinations.
Mahesh Kakade, director, examination department, SPPU, said, “Only the date of the backlog examinations scheduled for October 12 has been shifted to October 17. Students appearing for backlog papers, who have still not completed their login process, need to check the same to avoid any last-minute hiccups.”
Various backlog papers related to BSc, BBA, BArch and LLB have been pushed to October 17.
In view of the final-year examinations and technical problems faced by Mumbai University, SPPU has also taken care of cyber security.
Kakade added, “We have heightened cyber security so that chances of hacking the online exam process can be eliminated.”
However, with SPPU postponing the exams at the last moment, students have raised questions over the varsity’s planning.
Astudent from the varsity’s commerce department said, “While the final-year examinations have already been delayed, SPPU should have planned better for the tests. Students have been informed that the exams are postponed a night before they are to sit for the papers, disturbing their preparation and mindset.”
The regular examinations will, however, take place as scheduled from Monday, in which at least 2 lakh students are set to appear. Nitin Karmalkar, vice chancellor, SPPU, said, “SPPU is the only university in the nation to take the examination of more than 2 lakh students, taking the aid of technology due to the pandemic. If students face any technical problems, they should not panic as we will take due measures. We will not compromise with the health of the students.”