While the Mumbai University (MU) does not have a pro vice-chancellor (pro V-C) and a director of Board of College and University Development (BCUD), another critical post in the institution will soon be vacant.
The term of controller of examinations (CoE) Dinesh Bhonde, who is responsible for managing exams and results, will come to an end in 10 days.
Bhonde was appointed in July last year. Although the controller of examinations has a term of five years, sources said he is not going to seek an extension after his lien gets over on August 17.
“Bhonde has expressed his desire not to continue as CoE. He is doing exam related work for the past 17 years. Now, he wants to join as a professor or an administrator according to the directions from the government,” said an official.
Bhonde refused to comment about an extension. However, he said that he will convey his decision only to varsity officials and the government.
“For the next few days, announcing exam results is my priority. We have declared results for major exams including BCom, BMS and BSc. Final BA results will be declared soon,” Bhonde said.
Every year, the university conducts exams for around 540 subjects, but the revaluation and final exam results of more than 40 subjects, including MA, MCom and MSc exams, are still pending.
More than 10,000 students are waiting for their results of several undergraduate and post-graduate exams such as MA, BCom conducted by Institute of Distance and Open Learning of the university in May.
The post of director of BCUD, who is responsible to monitor different developmental and collaborative programmes of the varsity, fell vacant after Rajpal Hande resigned last month.
The post of pro V-C has been vacant since Naresh Chandra resigned on May 11, three weeks before his retirement.
According to senate members, filling the posts of pro vice-chancellor and BCUD director is essential for the university. Sanjay Vairal, member of the university senate, said, “The V-C’s priority is to look after issues related to exams and results. The V-C should not delay appointments of top officials. Other universities have already started admissions for their post graduate courses.”
MA Khan, registrar, MU said, “We are in a process of appointing a pro V-C and BCUD director; the vice-chancellor will decide on it. We will ensure that students and professors do not get affected."