Mumbai University’s paper assessment picks up speed, results expected soon
Mumbai city news: The assessments are expected to pick up further after ten colleges have approached the university to be part of the Central Assessment Process (CAP) method.mumbai Updated: Jul 18, 2017 13:35 IST
Almost two weeks after the Maharashtra governor rapped the University of Mumbai (MU) for delay in exam assessments, work on correction of answer paper has picked up some speed. According to figures revealed by MU officials, close to 50% of the answer papers have been evaluated and the university hopes to announce results of some courses within the next few days.
The assessments are expected to pick up further after ten colleges have approached the university to be part of the Central Assessment Process (CAP) method. The new method assesses answer papers online, but technical problems have delayed the work. “Ten new colleges have been added into the CAP centres list, giving more computers for teachers to finish the process. Many of these centres were approved so that teachers don’t have to travel a lot for the purpose of assessment,” said M A Khan, registrar, MU. Originally, 142 CAP centres were approved by the university and the figure now stands at 152. “We might add more centres depending on availability of colleges,” he added.
In the first week of July, HT had highlighted the plight of MU students who haven’t received results almost three months after their exams got over last semester. Two days later, Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, chancellor of all varsities in the state, had called for an urgent meeting with MU vice chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh and other senior education officials to discuss this issue. MU was directed to announce all results by July 31.
“We might not manage to announce all results by July 31, especially those courses with high number of students. However, maximum results should be released within the deadline,” added Khan.