Mumbai students who appeared for examinations in April and May are yet to benefit from the University of Mumbai’s (MU) decision to allow re-evaluation of internal examination papers.
The reason: the varsity has not issued guidelines to colleges regarding the implementation of the decision. As a result, most colleges are yet to begin receiving applications for re-evaluation, more than a month after BCom and BSc results were declared, even though the varsity’s directive states that such applications must be received within 10 days of results being declared.
The university’s Board of Examination (BoE), in its May 16 meeting, had decided to extend the facility of re-evaluation and making photocopies of internal examinations answer-sheets available to students. Till then, only students who took the theory examination — which constitutes 75% of the total marks — could apply for re-evaluation and photocopies.
The decision was approved by its academic council on June 25. On July 1, the varsity issued a vice-chancellor directive, laying down the rules for re-evaluation, although it was uploaded on the varsity website only recently. The directive said the decision is applicable for examinations held in the first half of 2016.
According to a varsity official, the delay was a result of the disagreement among officials over the directive’s draft. “We will release the guidelines in a day or two,” said Deepak Wasave, the officiating controller of examination at MU.
Ananda Amritmahal, principal, Sophia College at Peddar Road, said that degree students who appeared for their final examinations will suffer due to the delay. “These students must have already made a decision about their career,” she said.
“It’s never too late for an aggrieved person to find relief,” said Dinesh Panjwani, principal, RD National College in Bandra, referring to students who are unsatisfied with their marks.He said many students had approached the college asking for photocopies and re-evaluation of the internal papers.