Examinations scheduled by schools, colleges and the state board in Maharashtra may see a rescheduling in view of the elections in the state. With the Election Commission of India (EC) having declaring October 15 as the election date for Maharashtra, authorities said that if schools, colleges and state board have scheduled any examination on the dates mentioned by EC, then they would have to reschedule it.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education (MSBSHSE) have their September/ October board examination for HSC repeater students on October 15, while the SSC exams will be over by 11 October. Thus, the schools will now have to finish their semester exams before the polls begin. Meanwhile, the Mumbai University is expected to release their exam time-table soon.
“There are two papers of HSC scheduled on 15th October and we are working on the schedule and will declare it soon,” said MSBSHSE Chairperson G K Mhamane. Dinesh Bhonde, Controller of Examination of Mumbai University, said, “Though we were ready with the examination dates for the students of degree college, but we withheld it since the date of elections were not declared. There were 12 examinations that were to commence from October 14 and 16. We did not kept any paper on October 15. But since the election work will take place on Oct 14 and 16, the exams will have to be rescheduled.”