The University of Mumbai has decided to act tough with the teachers who have been refusing to assess final-year answer sheets since April 1.
On Saturday, it directed its 635 affiliated colleges to send show-cause notices to striking teachers, asking them to explain why they are not resuming duty. If teachers do not report at exam centres on Monday, the varsity will decide on further action.
The teachers have struck work to demand payment of arrears and placement benefits. According to university officials, nearly 3,000 teachers resumed work between Friday and Saturday.
However, those still on strike are unwilling to relent.
“The university can send us as many notices it wants. But till our demands are met, we will boycott paper assessment,” said CR Sadasivan, MFCUTO member and president of the Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union.