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More teachers resume work as univ plans ahead

mumbai Updated: May 15, 2012 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The University of Mumbai has decided to take stock of the final year paper assessments and of teachers who have not yet resumed duty to evaluate answer sheets owing to the on-going strike.

University officials will meet principals of its 635 affiliated colleges to discuss the varsity's academic plan for 2012-2013.

"We will discuss assessments, exam reforms, enrollments and eligibility to courses," said Subash Deo, director of examinations, Mumbai University.

"This is also probably the first time officials are meeting principals to plan the academic year well in advance."

University officials said they would also decide on how to train teachers with regard to the credit system to minimise glitches.

"It is a good move that the university has called a meeting to plan the academic year. Principals can also put forth their grievances," said Tukaram Shivare, principal, Hinduja College of Commerce, Charni road.

Meanwhile, university officials said the number of teachers resuming exam assessment duty increased, with 880 teachers reporting for work on Monday. Between Friday and Monday, nearly 3500 teachers started corrected answer sheets.

"We will wait for two more days before deciding the further course of action," said Deo.

Teachers affiliated to the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO) said they would respond to a notice issued by the Bombay high court (HC). On Saturday, the HC issued a notice against the teachers' union following a petition filed by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).