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Mumbai university results delayed: Deadline for LLB admission registration pushed to July 15

Mumbai city news: So far, of the 27,000 law aspirants who took the common entrance test for the course, 15,000 have registered for the centralised admission process (CAP)

mumbai Updated: Jul 05, 2017 11:31 IST
Musab Qazi

With the Mumbai university’s delay in declaring results, the directorate of higher education (DHE) has extended the deadline to register for the three-year law course to July 15.

Even as the decision comes as relief to law aspirants in the city, it will cause a delay in law admissions.

Candidates from universities other than MU will bear the brunt of this delay.

So far, of the 27,000 law aspirants who took the common entrance test for the course, 15,000 have registered for the centralised admission process (CAP).

In the absence of final-year results, aspirants from MU-affiliated colleges are unable to complete their application, as they are required to enter their marks in the application form.

So far, the university has hardly assessed 20% of around 20 lakh answer sheets from the semester examination.

While the vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh on Saturday said that he aimed to declare the results in 10 to 15 days, it appears to be an uphill task.

On Tuesday, governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who also serves as chancellor of the university, asked the varsity administration to declare all results by July 31.

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An official from DHE said they have asked all universities in the state to convey the tentative date of result declaration.

Academicians are worried the delay in admission will eat into the first term of LLB and will affect admission to colleges. “If the admissions are further delayed, colleges in places other than Mumbai will suffer, because students, instead of waiting for law admissions to get over, will take up other courses. However, if the state decides to close admissions before the MU results, city colleges will suffer, as they won’t be able to admit students,” said Narayan Rajadhyaksha, principal, New Law College in Matunga.

Last year, 5,000 out of 15,000 seats available for the three-year LLB course across the state were vacant, as many students couldn’t secure their seats due to confusion and lack of awareness about CAP.

The admission process stretched to almost half a year due to multiple litigations, persistent delays and enormous confusion.

Meanwhile, a group of students approached the governor to complain about the delay. “This lack of professional approach of the Mumbai University has been persistent and occurring perpetually.This inefficiency has impaired the lives of innumerable students and the university refuses improve it’s unsatisfactory and abysmal performance,” reads a letter by Student Law Council, a city-based student group, to the governor.

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