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Deadline to register for law admissions in Mumbai extended till August 7

Mumbai city news: This is the second extension after the deadline was shifted from July 5 to July 15.

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2017 19:28 IST
Musab Qazi
MU’s decision to adopt an on-screen assessment process for examinations held in the first half of the year caused a huge delay in declaring the results.
MU’s decision to adopt an on-screen assessment process for examinations held in the first half of the year caused a huge delay in declaring the results.(File photo)

The state Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell has extended the deadline to register for three-year LLB admissions to August 7, as the university is yet to declare the degree results.

This is the second extension after the deadline was shifted from July 5 to July 15. However, the cell will simultaneously start the next step in admission — marking college preferences — from July 25, so that the students from other varsities continue with their admission.

MU’s decision to adopt an on-screen assessment process for examinations held in the first half of the year caused a huge delay in declaring the results. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who also serves as chancellor of the university, asked the varsity administration to declare all the results by July 31.

According to a source in MU, the varsity is yet to assess even half of the approximately 18 lakh answer sheets. “With the pace at which the work is going on, it’s difficult to meet the deadline. In addition to assessment, moderation of answer booklets and uploading of results online will also take a few days,” said the source.

An official from the state CET cell said that the varsity would be asked to display the scores online as well, so that they can complete the registration process. Currently, the varsity displays only the category of marks — distinction, first class, second class, pass or fail.

The delay in declaring MU results has affected the admission schedule of various courses. The LLB admissions will now continue till mid-October, a month later than its original schedule. “The delay will disturb the entire academic calendar and it will be difficult to bring it back on the track,” director of a law institute in the city.

Student Law Council, a city-based student group, has requested the governor to conduct admissions on the basis of aspirants’ scores in LLB CET. “The students from universities across Maharashtra have received their CET results, but are yet to continue with their admissions owing to MU’s delay in declaring the results,” said the letter.