The Mumbai University is yet to declare the results of as many as 126 of the 417 exams that it conducted between March and June this year. Of the total of 417 exams that the university conducted, it had declared the results of 32 exams within 30 days and that of 84 within the stipulated 45 days’ time. That comes to only 28 per cent of the results being declared as per result-declaration deadline. Till Tuesday, the university has declared the results of 291 exams totally. But, students are yet to get the original mark sheets in many exams even if the result is declared.
Staff crunch accompanied by a huge workload are reasons being cited for the delay, as FreePressJournal reported. In the ideal situation, the results must have been declared in 45 days but with staff crunch and delay in assessment the ideal situation to declare the results is not coming up. The results of 90 exams are expected to be declared in the next eight days.
The University had seen protests of politically-inclined student groups in the past few days because of the delay. The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had staged a protest outside the examination house in the university’s Kalina campus last week, in which they had put a lock to the examination house. Thereafter a university official had assured them of speeding the work.
On Tuesday, the Shiv Sena’s Yuva Sena protested outside the university’s Fort campus. “We met the Vice Chancellor. He told us that one person had to do the evaluation work of 10 people and that too, the staff may be a contract worker,” said Abhijit Patil, Yuva Sena leader. Regarding the delay of results, the college principals said that it should not affect the future of the students. “Most of the post-graduate programmes start only in August. So long as the university manages to declare results before June-end, students have nothing to worry about,” said Indu Shahani, principal of HR College, Churchgate.
The University, however, has declared the results of all major faculties. Amid all this, even students with zero marks can apply for revaluation at Mumbai university!
Students scoring zero marks in their university-level exam can now apply for re-evaluation. Students with 40% of the passing marks and above were only eligible earlier. The new directives on re-evaluation, released recently by Mumbai university, will allow students to apply without documents, thus expediting the process. The rules enable students to seek re-evaluation of internal assessment marks, a decision taken at a recent academic council meeting. Though professors welcome the move, they are cautious about its implementation.
The university will accept re-evaluation applications from the March exam without documents; they may review the policy later, as it was opposed by some university officials. Many students are bound to benefit from the re-evaluation of internal assessment papers.