Mumbai University (MU) is planning to scrap internal assessment scores weightage system. The university will be holding a term-end 100-mark exam in each of the two semesters in a year. If the proposal is accepted, students may not have internal exams from next year, at least in traditional courses.
Mumbai University has been planning this for around 4 years. In 2011, When the credit-based grading system was introduced, the internal assessment was given a weightage of 40 marks out of 100. The weightage was reduced to 25 marks in 2014.
"It will be unfair to evaluate students from self-financed courses only on the basis of a written test and no project work," said a member of Mumbai University council.
"Earlier PET scores were valid only for 3 years. Now, students can register for PhD any time with their scores," said Madhu Nair, dean of commerce. The council also decided to follow uniform guidelines for internal assessment this year and to change the grading scale from the current 7 to 10.
Exams, which are scheduled to begin in October, may be hit with no board of examination in place.
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