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No BCom results for colleges that don’t send teachers to evaluate papers

mumbai Updated: May 15, 2011 01:48 IST
Kiran Wadhwa

In an attempt to announce final year BCom results on time, the university is not going to declare results for colleges that don’t send their teachers for evaluations.

Every year BCom results are delayed, sometimes by more than a month, primarily because enough teachers do not turn up to correct papers at centralised assessment centres.

The university is supposed to declare results between 30 to 45 days of the conclusion of exams. This year, exams ended on April 9, so the university should ideally declare results by May end. The university had earlier written to principals about them not sending teachers. “We have already sent a circular to principals that colleges not participating in the assessment will not get their results,” said Vilas Shinde, controller of examinations.

With more than 83,000 students appearing for the exam and 5.04 lakh papers to correct, the university is always strapped for teachers. BCom students form the largest chunk of university students. Of the 249 colleges that offer BCom, 42 colleges have not sent a single teacher for assessment. About 4,400 students appear from these colleges and submit 40,000 answer booklets. About 100 colleges have sent fewer teachers. Large colleges with more students should send at least seven teachers for assessment and smaller colleges at least four. A total of 1,200 teachers were appointed for final year commerce corrections.

As of now, 60,000 papers remain to be assessed. “The burden falls on teachers who come for assessments. It is not fair on them,” Shinde said. The biggest correction lacuna is in the four accounts papers, where 100 colleges have not sent accounts teachers. To make it more convenient for teachers, the university has provided 17 cluster centres for assessments so that teachers will not have to travel far from home. They have also increased remuneration from Rs7 to Rs9 a paper.

Principals say their hands are tied. “Teachers tell us they are going, but we can’t monitor their movements,” said a principal.