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Mumbai: Varsity struggles to bring out exam results, students worried

The five-day long Indian Science Congress, organised by the Mumbai University, has left varsity officials pressed for time to make up for the delay in result declaration.

mumbai Updated: Jan 09, 2015 22:29 IST
Apoorva Puranik

The five-day long Indian Science Congress, organised by the Mumbai University, has left varsity officials pressed for time to make up for the delay in result declaration.

There has been a delay in the announcement of recent examination results, including third year BCom, BSc and BMM, which are expected shortly, while engineering results for the first and final years are expected to be declared by the end of the coming week.

The assessment process went haywire because of the extended winter break and the Indian Science Congress. “With almost half of the university staff involved in various events at the congress, assessing papers took a back seat,” an exam department official said.

More than 65,000 students had appeared for the TYBCom exams, which ended on November 28, results for which are yet to be declared. It is the largest exam that the university conducts in terms of student size and number of papers. There has been no word on its results even as the 45 day-limit by which results have to be declared draws closer.

Controller of examinations, Dinesh Bhonde, said, “The TYBCom result declaration is likely to take some more time. The assessment of the papers is done and moderation is going on. No date has been fixed yet. Bhonde, however, refused to comment on the reason behind the delay.

For engineering students, the wait for results might not be as long, with Suresh Ukarande, dean of technology faculty, assuring that results will be announced by the coming week.

“Almost 95% of the work has been completed. We had not allotted many teachers for the congress, as there were only two sessions on engineering. There is no delay.”

The engineering exams for final year students ended on December 16. “Owing to elections, we had to postpone the exams and now the assessment has been delayed. We are trying to wrap up the assessment work by next week, but it seems unlikely,” said a professor from VG Vaze College, Mulund.

Students of courses such as Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), BSc and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) may have to wait longer for results.

“If the results are announced two weeks from now, we will have barely a month to apply for revaluation or appear for ATKT (Allowed To Keep Term) exam before the final exams,” said K Ramya, a commerce student.