With University of Mumbai (MU) senate members protesting over the recurring goof-ups in admissions and exam processes, the varsity will write to the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) – entrusted with these responsibilities – to ensure error-free work this time, failing which its contract would be reviewed.
A meeting between senate members and MKCL officials was held on Friday, where senate members demanded the university cancel its contract with the body.
MA Khan, registrar, MU said, “The issues of errors were discussed in a meeting between senate members and MKCL on Friday. Considering the concerns raised, MU will write a letter to MKCL to ensure zero errors in online admissions and exams this year. Otherwise, varsity officials will have to review the contract.”
Senate members, however, alleged the varsity wants to wash its hands off responsibility by outsourcing the work of online admission and of issuing hall tickets.
According to senate members, hall tickets with wrong subjects, incorrect codes, dates that do not match timetables, were some of the errors that occurred in the past years. Also, varsity results were declared late this year.
“Similar problems are occurring every exam season. It shows neither the varsity administration nor the MKCL has learnt any lessons. It is unfortunate that the varsity is still trying to sort the issue with MKCL, instead of cancelling the MoU with them,” said Pradeep Sawant, a senate member.
Another senate member, Sudhakar Tamboli, said, “MU had given assurances that the situation would be reviewed and those responsible for errors punished last year too. However, the promises were not fulfilled.”
Rajan Welukar, university vice-chancellor, was not available for comment.