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MU exam assessment online, but teachers still have to give attendance sheets to get paid for it

The online assessment cycle has almost come to an end. The MU has now asked teachers to give information on where they corrected answer papers to prove they were present.

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 11:33 IST
Shreya Bhandary
The online assessment system, started this year, has had messy start, with the university unable to complete answer paper correction in time.
The online assessment system, started this year, has had messy start, with the university unable to complete answer paper correction in time. (FILE)

While assessment of Mumbai university examinations went online this year, the teachers, who corrected the answer sheets, are being asked to produce copies of the attendance sheet to get money for it.

The online assessment cycle has almost come to an end. The MU has now asked teachers to give information on where they corrected answer papers to prove they were present.

“If we weren’t present on the days we say we were, how does the university think we finished assessing papers? This rule makes no sense,” said a teacher on condition of anonymity.

Most teachers were also unhappy about the delay in the process for giving remuneration. “Some of us finished assessment of papers in July, but until recently, we were not even informed about the process,” said another teacher.

Teachers don’t see the point of this paper work when the assessment system is already on an online platform. “The university can very easily find out how many papers were assessed by each faculty as it is easily available on the assessment software. The remuneration can be transferred to teachers’ accounts directly,” said the teacher.

While getting a copy of attendance sheet from respective colleges might not be a task for permanent teachers, the visiting faculty may find it tough.

“Many teachers who work as visiting faculty have assessed papers in more than one college. They don’t need to mark attendance. How can they provide attendance sheets to the university,” asked another teacher.

In July, the MU announced the teachers would be paid Rs16 for an answer booklet of a 100 marks paper from the earlier Rs8.

The online assessment system, started this year, has had messy start, with the university unable to complete answer paper correction in time.