The Mumbai University (MU) in an affidavit filed before the vacation bench of the Bombay high court has informed that they have completed more than 93% of the work of evaluating answer sheets.
The affidavit was filed in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) challenging the legality of the strike called by the teachers association.
Petitioners have also demanded that action should be taken against striking teachers so that results are declared as soon as possible.
The affidavit, filed by DD Ghuge, deputy registrar of the central assessment cell, says the university has taken steps towards completing the assessment of answer sheets as early as possible.
The assessment of only nine courses has taken more than the stipulated 45 days. In case of 39 courses, the evaluation is said to have been completed within 45 days, it says, the affidavit adds.
The state government too filed an affidavit stating that in a meeting convened on March 12, all universities were addressed and appraised of the situation.
Petitioner’s lawyer Uday Warunjikar said other universities such as Nagpur and Solapur have sought 45 days more to complete evaluation.
A group of university teachers had gone on strike to demand recognition for non- ET/ SLET teachers who were appointed between April 1991 and January 2000. The strike was called off on May 19.
The case has now been adjourned till June 20.