The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the Mumbai university failed to send re-evaluation applications of over 900 students to the examination section, delaying their results.
The students are from various courses offered by IDOL, including MA and BCom students. The results of these examinations were declared early in March, after which re-evaluation requests were made by several students. However, it has been over a month since applications were made, but students are yet to hear from the authorities.
Senate member Pradeep Sawant said, “IDOL has one of the largest number of students in the university but they are always neglected. After we received complaints, we inquired with the department only to find the officials admit that the re-evaluation requests were still pending.”
The IDOL officials, however, said the delay was not owing to negligence of duties, but because of a change in procedures.
“From this year onward, we have to load all the applications in a compact disc (CD) and then send it to the examination section. Unlike last year, where we sent re-evaluation applications as and when they came, this time we were waiting for the last date of application to process them together,” D Harichandan, director of IDOL, said.
Harichandan said the IDOL has collated all the requests and sent them to the examination house for further processing.
Question paper pattern change
Several MA Part-I students of Mumbai university’s IDOL were left confused on Thursday when the total marks in the exam they were appearing for was only 80 instead of 100
While regular students of MU have an 80-mark question paper, MA students of IDOL appear for a 100-mark paper as they do not have Vivas
The students complained that no correction was issued to them and the invigilators said that they should follow the pattern.
“Usually we have 5 questions, of which we are supposed to attempt any four for 25 marks each. However, for Friday’s paper, each question was for 20 marks. Also, there was no option given to choose the questions. This led to a lot of confusion during the exam," said a student.