Mumbai University teachers face more tough times
With the University of Mumbai planning to continue the system of On-Screen Marking (OSM) in the upcoming semester, teachers under various departments of the university and affiliated colleges are having a tough time. The mess around OSM was just about getting over and now the teachers say they have to deal with more challenges. Ahead of the exams that begin in the first week of November, teachers will now be required to attend training sessions which the university plans to begin from October 25.
“Teachers had to lose their vacations in May because there was no clarity on OSM. The glitches led to a collapse of the academic calendar leaving little time for teachers to complete the syllabus. Now they will have to attend training in the middle of their Diwali vacations, followed by examination duties until December. And then there will be evaluation work,” said the vice principal of a college in the eastern suburbs.
Vaibhav Narawade, secretary, Mumbai University and College Teachers Association (MUCTA) said that due to the delay in declaration of the revaluation results, a large number of students may appear for the ATKT exams which would again strain the system. “This means the colleges will have the …read more