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Another gaffe by Mumbai university: ATKT students get hall tickets just hours before exam

Most colleges were able to distribute them just hours before the exam on Thursday morning, after the MU uploaded hall tickets online on Wednesday midnight

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2017 00:25 IST
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Colleges claim there is little clarity offered by the university’s examination department which worsens the problem.
Colleges claim there is little clarity offered by the university’s examination department which worsens the problem. (HT file )

Adding to its long list of gaffes, the University of Mumbai (MU) added a fresh one on Thursday morning. Even before the first exam for the semester started on Thursday, the examination department received complaints from colleges over the delay in receiving hall tickets.

The hall tickets of students, repeaters and those Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT), were released on Wednesday midnight. As a result, most colleges were able to distribute them just hours before the exam on Thursday morning.

“We almost thought that the exam was deferred because we didn’t receive hall tickets till Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning we realised that the hall tickets were released online at 12am. How does the university expects us to work like this?” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle.

The college staff was asked to report at 7am and the students were asked to visit the college and collect their hall tickets before appearing for the exam at 10am. “The chaos could have been easily avoided,” she added.

Despite repeated attempts, officials from the examination and evaluation department remained unavailable for comments.

“Because these are ATKT exams, the number of students is less as compared to freshers. The university needs to be well-prepared to avoid such faux pas for the remaining exams,” said a principal of a suburban college.

He added that most times, there is little clarity offered by the university’s examination department which worsens the problem.

“The university needs a proper redressal forum for colleges and students to tackle crisis situations,” the principal added.