Students applying for degree courses to colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai (MU) had problems accessing the website for the mandatory pre-admission registration on Wednesday. Similar problems were reported on Tuesday too, the day the website opened for registration.
“My friend logged on to the website (mum.net.in) early in the morning and got through after trying for 15 minutes. I logged in at 12.30pm and got an error notification. On the second day, too, I haven’t managed to register myself,” said Madhura Mahajan, 18, who wants to apply for a BMM course.
While the university officials termed it a “minor glitch”, students and colleges were worried the process will delay the admission process.
Around 30,000 students registered on Tuesday.
The registration process, which begins immediately after the release of HSC results, was pushed further owing to university’s delay in appointing an online service provider. Last week, the university announced Exxon Automation Pvt Ltd will conduct the process the year.
According to MU’s data, 35,000 more students registered for the admission process by Wednesday afternoon. “The website is being run by a new company. They are tweaking it in order to cater to lakhs of students who register every year. We are hoping the process will run smoothly soon,” said an official from the university.