Mumbai University graduate will now get provisional degree certificates along with their marksheets so that they can immediately start applying for jobs or post graduate courses.
Currently, they get their degree certificates at the convocation, which is often delayed. The university’s Board of Examination met on Monday and decided to issue a provisional degree certificate to students at a minimum fee.
Controller of examinations Vilas Shinde said that, to date, the university used to issue a special certificate, a cream A4-size sheet, slightly thicker than ordinary paper, to graduates who requested for a provisional certificate for Rs 100.
“The certificate merely said that the holder of this certificate would be issued a degree in the ensuing convocation. But, several agencies did not accept this. The provisional degree will be more acceptable,” said Shinde.
Usually, the University of Mumbai starts declaring the results by June and the convocation ceremony is not held before November. “Now, they will have a provisional degree certificate that will be cheaper. It will mention the name of the candidate who has graduated, his/her class apart from the fact that the convocation certificate would be handed out soon,’’ said Shinde.
Also, answerscripts will now be more secure with the university approving barcoding of answersheets from the second half of the academic year of 2010. Barcoding will ensure the student’s identity is not be revealed and ensure transparency during assessment. Barcoding will allow transfer of a student’s marks onto the computer instantly instead of teachers manually entering them.