Days after the College of Mumbai (MU) directed schools to begin the brand new tutorial yr on-line for college kids, a academics’ organisation within the state has known as the transfer “haphazard and apathetic”.
In a letter addressed to the varsity’s vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar, the Bombay College and School Lecturers’ Union (BUCTU) has highlighted a collection of issues that college students and academics of sure schools are already going through whereas conducting digital lessons. “With out discovering out if college students or academics have the satisfactory infrastructure to take part in digital lectures, the current round directing schools to begin lectures from August 7 is unfair to the stakeholders of the training system,” stated the letter by BUCTU.
Regardless of repeated makes an attempt, the vice-chancellor was not obtainable for a remark.
HT had reported that MU had knowledgeable all its affiliated schools that with the completion of admissions for all batches, besides first-year undergraduate and postgraduate graduate programs, schools ought to begin on-line lectures for the brand new tutorial yr till additional discover. “An in depth association of the time period for programmes provided underneath totally different schools can be communicated individually,” stated the round launched on August 2.
Lecturers felt that not there are problems with web connectivity or lack of smartphones, however the college can be incorrect to insist on beginning the tutorial yr with out clarifying the curriculum. “This resolution by the college additionally goes in opposition to the federal government resolution to maintain training institutes shut till August 31, and it clearly exhibits that the college didn’t take opinions from workers or college students earlier than saying the identical,” the letter by BUCTU stated.