Even as thousands of University of Mumbai students are set to appear for their fifth semester exams from November 5, the irregularities in hall tickets and glitches on the university website have left students flustered.
Several students have not been able to download their hall ticket from the university digital portal (mum.digitaluniversity.ac).
In order to ensure a smoother conduct of exams, the university had made available provisions for students to check their hall tickets online for any errors before the exams. The website is handled by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation limited (MKCL) and has been in the centre of various glitches during exams in the past.
However, many students were unable to access their tickets as several colleges did not give students the mandatory preregistration number (PRN), a code that is generated during admission and is used for issuing hall tickets to each student- to be used while downloading the hall ticket.
“Several students were not instructed by their colleges to keep the numbers safe,” said Ashwini Pachpore, a third year BSc student. Adding to the student’s grievance was the fact that some colleges denied them a duplicate of the PRN code, said a member of the university senate.
“A duplicate code will lead to logistical problems owing to the sheer number of students in the college,” said the principal.
However, controller of examinations, Dinesh Bhonde has asked colleges to provide the affected students copies of their PRN codes to avoid any last minute chaos. “It seems many colleges did not instruct the students to keep the number. I have asked colleges to provide the students a copy of their codes in a day or two, “said Bhonde.