Mumbai University will frame the exam time-table for TYBCom students on odd days to avoid clashes with the chartered accountancy intermediate (IPC) exam.

Since many university students appear for IPC and not CA final exam in November, officials have decided to start the exams post November 5, as decided earlier. Students will also get a shorter Diwali break this year, which will be compensated during the Christmas vacation. The proposal for the change in the academic term was accepted at the academic council meeting on Tuesday. A detailed time-table will be out in a day or two.

The university received a letter from the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI) informing them about the dates of the IPC exam. Authorities added that most of the major exams such as TYBSc and TYBA that were rescheduled due to polls, will now begin from November 5 as decided in the board of examinations (BoE) meeting on Friday. TYBCom may start from November 6, said the controller, to avoid load on the first day. The other exams that were to be held in November before the poll dates were announced, such as the engineering exams, will remain as per the schedule, he said.

Also the change in the academic term proposed by the BoE was also accepted by the council members. Colleges will now start their term from November 3 instead of November 10. The Christmas vacation will be for two weeks this year. “While the odd dates can be used for regular students from semester V, the even dates, when the IPC is scheduled, can be used for the repeaters’ exams,” said Madhu Nair, dean of commerce.