They want the university to maintain the regular semester pattern. The students also want the university to declare the timetable for the first-semester examination at the earliest so that they could prepare for them accordingly.
“We do not want any change in the exam pattern as suggested by another group of students and teachers. Conducting the Semester I and II examinations together will put a lot of pressure on students, as the syllabus is vast for each semester. But, we want the university to declare the schedule at the earliest, so we can start preparing for the exams,” a law student said.
The university had previously announced that its examinations would start from March 20 for theory papers, while practical examinations for the first semester would be conducted with the practical examinations for the second semester.
Shamkant Deshmukh, senate member of the university, also said it would be in the best interest of the students if the examinations were held as per the regular schedule.
“It will put a lot of pressure on students. Moreover, the semester-pattern helps students in clearing a subject in the second semester, if they fail it in the first one,” Deshmukh said.
Mahesh Kakade, the director of examination and evaluation, did not respond to calls.