The University of Mumbai (MU) has released a circular clarifying the rules of graduation after two weeks when Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant had directed all the universities around the state to promote all students, except final year students, based on the graduation formula.

According to the release, the university has requested all affiliated colleges to promote students from non-traditional courses on a 50:50 formula, where 50% is based on internal tests and other projects in the current semester and the other 50% is based on the student’s performance in the previous semester.The students who are pursuing courses that do not have internal marking shall be promoted on the basis of their performance of previous semester.

MU further highlighted that in courses where exams have already been conducted, assessment should be conducted at the earliest. “Colleges should work on the gradation process for all students and results should be declared accordingly and soon, so that institutes can start the process of admissions for all students into the next academic year,” stated the circular.

In a preceding circular, Mumbai University stated that students with Allowed-To-Keep-Term (ATKT) remarks in their previous semesters will be promoted to the next academic year.

“Instead of wasting another academic year, these students are being given a chance to get promoted to the next year, provided they clear these subjects within 120 days of the start of the 2020-21 academic year,” stated previously the university circular.