The Examinations Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) postponed the examinations of annual (old) pattern students for an indefinite period.
It may be noted that there are several annual patterns including 80/20 marks (theory and practical) or 70/30 marks (theory and practical) or 100 marks.
There are more than 350 students of annual pattern of undergraduate courses like B A, B Com and B Sc. The students of these courses could not pass the examinations during the last six to seven years.
The university has to spend lakhs of rupees for conducting their examinations every year. Therefore, it had been decided to change the annual pattern into new 'semester' pattern to save money and regularize the system.
In the semester pattern (30/20), a student gives 30 marks theory paper and 20 marks practical in each subject.
The Examinations Department had also finalised the revised pattern after it was okayed by the Board of Examinations (BoE). The students were supposed to appear for the examinations along with regular students from March 7.
However, recently, a meeting of deans of various faculties was held. The deans decided that the students (old pattern) should be given a last opportunity in the session.
Talking to newsmen here today, controller of examinations Dr Ashok Chavan said that the Examinations Department decided to conduct examination of the students as per the old pattern following the recommendations of deans.
It was also decided to issue new examination schedule for them after April 15.
"These students will be able to appear for the examination only after April 15 when the examinations of regular students are over. The examinations of regular students starts from March 7 and ends around April 15