MUMBAI: Almost 10 days after the state board Class 12 results were announced, the Mumbai University has finally shortlisted a few service providers to conduct basic admission procedures. Out of the shortlisted service providers, one will be awarded the contract by June 7. Until this process is completed, admissions to degree colleges will not begin.
Tenders were floated in April for improving and modifying the existing system of pre-admission online registration. “We will start pre-online registration process soon after completing administrative procedures,” said a university official. On Saturday, a meeting was held at the university to finalise certain aspects of the process. “We are going through this process meticulously to ensure zero errors during the admission process,” he added.
Though degree college admissions kick off a day after the Class 12 results, this year the process has been delayed by at least two weeks. University officials, however, said the admission schedule is likely to be released next week. “By June 7, we should be able to select the online service provider, and soon after that we will share the admissions schedule. Students should be able to register online soon,” said MA Khan, MU registrar.
Principals hope this delay does not affect regular lectures in colleges. Many are worried that the two-week delay will also push regular classes to July-end. MU officials have made it very clear that the admission process will be wrapped up quickly.