Results delay may hit foreign study plans
Despite having her provisional admission letter in hand and accommodation booked at the London School of Fashion, Trishita Khanderia, 21, is still not certain if her post-graduation plans will take flight this year.mumbai Updated: Jul 27, 2011 02:18 IST
Despite having her provisional admission letter in hand and accommodation booked at the London School of Fashion, Trishita Khanderia, 21, is still not certain if her post-graduation plans will take flight this year.
Khanderia, who appeared for her third-year BA exam from St Xavier’s College in April, is still awaiting her results, which have been delayed by more than 65 days.
“The London University provided me a conditional offer for the course after approving my application. I was hoping to get my mark sheet by the end of June and thus I booked my accommodation and completed the initial formalities,” said Khanderia. “But with my results still remaining undeclared, I might have to skip this term and forego the amount spent so far.”
This year, final year students have been made to wait longer than usual for their results. While the TYBCom results were declared last week, final year students of arts and management studies are still uncertain about their future studies and job options owing to the delayed results.
“The university has grown too large. The plan of having three different centres should be adopted and the paper correction procedure should be de-centralised, helping speed up the overall process,” said Marie Fernandes, principal, St Andrew’s College, Bandra. “Students planning to go abroad are inconvenienced the most.”
On Tuesday, members of Yuva Sena, the student wing of Shiv Sena, held a demonstration at the university’s Kalina campus demanding speedy corrections and declaration of results. University officials assured the activists that the results would be declared in six days.
“Everyday there are rumours about our results with students updating their Facebook statuses and blackberry messengers. They all claim that results will be out in a day or two,” said Disha Fernandes, 21, who appeared for the TYBMS exam in April. “I plan to pursue my masters in management in New Zealand but have kept my plans on hold for now.”
Overseas education consultants said that if the results are declared by the end of this week, it would not affect students’ plans. “The visa procedures should not take more than 14 days. Foreign universities offer students a window period for their admissions for the September term,” said a counsellor from Study Overseas.