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Mumbai university: Assessment of papers slows after July 31

Before the July 31 deadline, the varsity was able to evaluate and moderate upwards of one lakh papers every day.

mumbai Updated: Aug 04, 2017 01:14 IST
Musab Qazi
This year, MU adopted an on-screen marking process in place of traditional pen-and-paper evaluation.
This year, MU adopted an on-screen marking process in place of traditional pen-and-paper evaluation.

The pace of assessing answer papers at the University of Mumbai (MU) has slowed drastically over the past few days, said officials.

In the days leading to the July 31 deadline for declaring results, the varsity was able to evaluate and moderate upwards of one lakh papers every day. However, since Monday, the figure has dropped drastically, with just 24,173 papers assessed, 13,362 evaluated and 10,811 moderated on Thursday.

The reason: The varsity has more or less completed the assessment work of all faculties except commerce and law. In fact, out of 2.6 lakh unassessed answer sheets, 2.2 lakh belong to commerce faculty.

As a result, most of the teachers from other faculties are no longer required to turn up for assessment.

This year, MU adopted an on-screen marking process in place of traditional pen-and-paper evaluation.

The decision caused a huge delay in declaring the results, as MU couldn’t appoint an agency for a long time and technical glitches plagued the system.

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao asked the varsity administration to declare all the results by July 31,which it failed to do.

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