For the first time in the history of University of Mumbai, results for the final year bachelor of commerce examinations (TY B Com), conducted last week, were declared in 10 days by evolving a new methodology.
“The October examinations for TY B Com, in which 19,000 students appeared, got over on October 18 and the results went online on Saturday,” said Rajpal S Hande, director, Board of Colleges and University Development.
The March-April exam results will also be declared within 20 days. “This (faster declaration of results) is part of the examination reforms that the new vice- chancellor Rajan Welukar has promised to the students,” he said.
The university faced criticism after the March-April examination results were declared after 89 days as against the statutory requirement of 45 days.
Therefore, the university developed a new strategy to fast track the declaration of results, Hande said.
“We set up six centralised assessment of papers (CAP) centres at South Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane,” he said.
The entire process reduced the time of travel for teachers to the Kalina campus (in suburban Mumbai) for evaluation.
For the March exam next year, when nearly 6.5 lakh students from 650 colleges are likely to appear, the number of CAP centres will be raised to 15-20, Hande said.