The Academic Council of the University of Mumbai has recently decided to change the curriculum and introduce a new one for the students taking admission for this academic session. The earlier announcement had confused many students about the change in the Mumbai University syllabus, as it was not clear to many.
In the new decision to change the curriculum, the Mumbai University has decided to do away with the internal exams. Till date, the internal exams were held for the undergraduate courses in different streams by the colleges under the university. The colleges took internal examinations carrying 25 marks in each of the subjects, which got changed in the new curriculum. However, for the self-financed courses, there will be no such changes.
The university will now be responsible for holding all the semester examinations in the colleges, which were earlier infested with the respective colleges upto the fourth semester. The last two semester exams were taken up by the university, which will now change to all six being taken up by the university. This will bring uniformity in the examination pattern and is expected to judge the students without biasness.
For quite a number of courses, the students from this academic year onwards will have to undergo live projects, internships, on-job training and industry orientation as part of their overall curriculum. This will not only prepare the students for the job market, but also give them the adequate practical knowledge of the outside world. Under the Choice-based credit system, the students will be able to take up projects either in their fifth or sixth semester, for which they will receive the credits associated with it.