Students in the first and second year of degree courses can apply for re-evaluation, re-assessment, and photocopies of their internal examinations (theory and practicals).
The University of Mumbai’s academic council approved a proposal by the Board of Examination (BoE) on Friday to bring college examinations under the same rules as board examinations for the sake of transparency.
“For years, students have complained that their theory papers or internal assessments have not been checked properly. By asking for photocopies of their answer sheets and applying for re-assessment, students will know exactly where and why they have lost marks,” said Deepak Wasave, acting Controller of Examinations (CoE) at the university. He said this will ensure that teachers don’t cut marks unfairly.
While the university has given its final nod to this proposal, college officials are worried about students misusing this facility. MU officials stated that the rules will be clearly defined by the university before the programme’s implementation. “This will ensure that colleges maintain records and teachers are careful with their work,” said MU registrar, M A Khan.