In yet another examination-related goof-up by Mumbai University (MU), more than 15,000 students of MCom Part 1 of the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) have not got their mark sheets, even after four months of the declaration of results. The delay has been caused because the exam department ran out of paper and other supplies needed to print mark sheets.
“We appeared for the exam in May and were supposed to get the mark sheets within 45 days,” said a MCom student at IDOL.
The examination section of the varsity said supplies for printing mark sheets were all used up and that there were also some logistical problems, which led to the delay in printing mark sheets. University officials said the number of students affected is from 15,000 to 17,000.
A spokesperson from IDOL said that despite repeated reminders to the examination section, mark sheets were not released. “We had hundreds of students coming to office demanding the hard copies,” the spokesperson said.
Marks were released online in July, two months after the exam ended, and students were asked to take admission for MCom Part 2 based on online marks.
“Despite having the largest number of students across the university, IDOL gets step-motherly treatment. It is preposterous that MU ran out of supplies to print mark sheets,” said senate member Sanjay Vairal.
Controller of examination, Dinesh Bhonde, said, “The supplies for printing IDOL mark sheets are different from those used for mark sheets of regular departments. The mark sheets are now being printed,”
According to IDOL authorities, students will receive the hard copies within a couple of days.