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Mumbai colleges decide not to wait for results, start classes for law, PG courses

Mumbai city news: Colleges are worried that the slow pace of assessments, which are being done through the new on-screen marking system, will affect their teaching schedule for the next year

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2017 00:28 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Assessments of answer booklets finally began in mid-May and University of Mumbai authorities said in one month only 10% of papers had been assessed.
Assessments of answer booklets finally began in mid-May and University of Mumbai authorities said in one month only 10% of papers had been assessed.(HT FILE)

Colleges are not waiting for the University of Mumbai (MU) to declare results to start with the next academic year. Instead, many have decided to start holding lectures for the next semester, especially for law and postgraduate courses.

Churchgate’s Government Law College put up a circular inviting students who want to take admissions to the third and fifth semesters of three-year law courses and seventh and ninth semesters of five-year law courses to start attending lectures from July 7.

“It seems like the results for various law exams will not be announced soon. Considering this we decided to start the teaching schedule of next semesters from July 7,” stated the circular signed by principal of the institute Ajay Nathani.

Colleges are worried that the slow pace of assessments, which are being done through the new on-screen marking system, will affect their teaching schedule for the next year. The university authorities announced at a meeting in mid-June that less than 10% answer sheets had been assessed and not all 20 lakh answer booklets had been scanned. “Answer booklets are being checked at a slow pace as teachers have started attending lectures and many don’t find time to visit the CAP centres for assessment,” said an official from the examination department.

While most final-year degree college students must need their results to apply for higher education, some colleges in the city are trying to make sure that students don’t lose out on a semester altogether. Some colleges are providing provisional admissions to first-year postgraduate students and starting regular classes form next week. “We cannot waste any more time so we have taken an undertaking from our students that if they fail to clear second semester their admission will be cancelled. Classes will begin in time so that teachers can complete the syllabus,” said Anju Kapoor, principal of UPG College, Vile Parle.