Almost three months after the University of Mumbai announced the third year (semester 6) results in June, thousands of students who had applied for rechecking of answer papers are still waiting to hear from the authorities. Many have missed out on admissions to master’s courses while several others have complained about losing out on good job offers because of this unwarranted delay cause by the varsity.
“My friend and I have managed to pass with distinction in all other semesters except this, where I have scored in single digit in one subject. There has to be an error in calculating the marks. Till date, I don’t know what the error is,” said Drishti Soni, who got her results in the last week of June.
She applied for re-evaluation within the next four days but is yet to receive a reply from MU. “I have missed out on the deadline to apply for MCom. If I have to apply for a job , I’ll have to wait for the hardcopy of my marksheet which I haven’t got,” she added.
A Right to Information (RTI) query filed by activist Vihar Durve this year revealed that around 1.2 lakh students had applied for re-evaluation in May this year.
The university authorities said they still have a long way to go before they complete the process. “We have finished releasing re-evaluated marks of 60% applicants, and the rest will also be announced soon. Students will be informed as and when their results are ready,” said Deepak Wasave, controller of examination, MU.
Students have also tried contacting the university through their college, hoping to speed up the process, but to no avail. “If they don’t release our re-evaluated marks and new mark sheets, even those who are planning to study in foreign universities will be hit. Even after repeated requests to speed up the process of two of our students, the officials have not responded,” said the principal of a suburban college.
She added that some of her students have taken a letter from the college stating their situation in detail, so that they be allowed to attend lectures while they wait for their fresh mark sheet. “I hope this helps the students, otherwise they’ll end up losing a year,” she added.