University of Mumbai may put off LLB, LLM repeat examinations on students’ demand
The results showed that most students — 85% in LLM and 60% in LLB — were unable to clear the tests.mumbai Updated: Mar 24, 2017 09:57 IST
The University of Mumbai (MU) may postpone first semester repeat examination for bachelor of law (LLB) and master of law (LLM) courses, after students complained that they were unable to prepare for the test as the results were declared late.
The first semester law examination, which are usually held in October, were pushed to January due to delay in law admissions. While the LLM results came out last week, the LLB results were declared on Wednesday. The repeat examination for the two courses are set to begin on April 5 and 10, respectively, leaving students with little time to prepare.
The results showed that most students — 85% in LLM and 60% in LLB — were unable to clear the tests and all of them are likely to appear for re-examination. "We are considering postponing the examination. A decision will be taken in the next two or three days," said Deepak Wasave, director, board of examinations and evaluation at MU.
Earlier, Student Law Council, a city-based students' group, had written to the university vice-chancellor demanding that the examination be rescheduled to a later date. "The repeat examination has been scheduled soon after the first semester results. Due to which, it is highly impossible that the re-evaluation results will come before repeat exams. The re-evaluation money will be wasted if the results don't come before the exams," read the letter.
Other students had also made the similar demand. "Considering the academic year was delayed and the students have only 15 days to prepare for repeat examinations, the least MU can do is to postpone at least the repeat examination, if not the regular second semester tests," said Ashutosh Paibhale, an LLB student at Government Law College, Churchgate.
The second semester tests have been scheduled in May. Rashmi Oza, head of law department at MU said the first semester LLM examination were delayed this year due to delay in the first semester LLB exam, which was caused by the chaos around state's first common entrance test (CET) for law. "We need to match the schedule of LLM with LLB. But the examination department decided to schedule on the usual time, leaving a short span of time between the two examination," she said.
Wasave, who heads department, justified the scheduling by saying, “We conduct around 400 examination every semester. Changing the dates of a particular exam affects the schedule of other tests.”