The University of Mumbai is going to start the new academic session 2020-21 from this week. On Sunday, it stated to begin classes from 7 August. The circular was released and sent to the affiliated colleges. It notifies, with the completion of the admission process for all the batches, the colleges should start the online classes for next semester. However, the first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students remain the exception.
Colleges should initiate online lectures for all classes, except first-year/part 1 of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The thorough arrangement of the term for programs offered under different faculties will be conveyed separately, said the circular released on August 2.
In a separate circular disclosed on August 31, the university also analyzed the admission rules to colleges. While all institutes have been implored to finalize admissions of their existing students after promoting them, the varsity has also explained that no other admissions will be allowed.
Colleges are allowed to admit all in-house students to the second, third, fourth and/or fifth-year courses. However, colleges are not permitted to admit outsider/external students beyond the sanctioned capacity, said the varsity circular. It further stated that in-house students must be conceded within the divisions sanctioned, such that there is no increase in the workload nor rise in demand for any additional staff, added the circular.
The pre-admission enrollment and college dorm filling process for admissions to undergraduate degree courses is presently underway. The first merit list for first-year university admissions will be disclosed on August 4 at 7 pm.