About 400 students who appeared for their final-year post-graduate course (part time) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) in May are still waiting for their marksheets. While the results for these courses — including Masters in marketing management, Masters in human resource development and management and Masters in financial management — were announced in August, not a single student has received the final statement of marks.
Some of the students, who received a marksheet few weeks ago, were asked to resubmit the document to the institute for ‘necessary changes’, only to be left with no document since then. “After resubmitting my marksheets, the institute gave me a letter saying I need to collect the final statement of marks from the University of Mumbai, but there has been no progress till date,” said a student. He added that the applications of a few students who wished to apply for further studies abroad were stuck, owing to this missing document.
When HT contacted officials from MU’s examination department, they said the institute was responsible for submitting the marks, whereas the university only prints the marksheets. “Since JBIMS is now an autonomous institute, our responsibility starts and ends with only printing the marksheet. We haven’t received all the students’ marks from the institute yet, therefore the delay in printing marksheets,” said Deepak Wasave, controller of examination, MU. JBIMS management, however, refuted these claims, and maintained that all the marks were submitted on time. “All the information was submitted to the university. Students will receive their marksheets within a week,” said Chandarahauns Chavan, director of the institute.