Students from DU applying to Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have once again found themselves battling administrative complications. These students may find their admission to JMI cancelled because of the delay on DU’s end to deliver results on time.
DU is likely to declare the final-year results for courses like BA (Programme) in August, overshooting JMI’s July 29 deadline to submit marksheets. “Jamia had pushed the admission dates forward from July 15 to 29 since there were several students from DU with the same problem. I had applied to DU for a confidential marksheet. In the response letter, DU had said that results will be declared by July end. But now DU’s Deputy Controller of Examinations has said that results are expected in August,” said Saleem Khan, who had cleared JMI’s B.Ed entrance test and interview.
Jamia, on the other hand, has refused to make an exception for these students since applicants to the university with a similar problem are few and far between. “We have extended the deadline once. We can't keep extending dates for a few students like this. Most universities are accommodating and provide a confidential marksheet well in time,” said Simi Malhotra, media coordinator, JMI.
DU has however, refused to shoulder any responsibility for the delay in results. Instead, the onus of the problem has been put on the students.
"Most courses under BA (Programme) are interconnected. If the number of students taking the exam is so large, how can we finish correcting papers within two months? We can’t make candidate-specific result declaration, even though we are trying to expedite the process and have stated a deadline of August 15 for declaring results. Other Universities must keep this factor in mind and set dates accordingly,” said RC Sharma, Dean of Examinations, DU.