An applicant to Mumbai University’s LLM programme has sent the university legal notice alleging “irregularity” in the merit-based admission process.
Ravi Punjabi, 43, applied for the university’s LLM programme for the business laws stream but found he was not on the second merit list despite making the cut-off. The university allegedly told him he had not re-applied after the first merit list was out on August 24. University officials claimed a merit-based process was followed.
Punjabi sent a notice through his lawyer to the university’s law department on September 7, asking for the second merit list to be revoked. While the list closed at 46.25%, Punjabi had scored 55.62%. The university said they had received the notice and would reply in a day or two. Head of the law department Rashmi Oza said, “No changes were made to the admission process and it was completely transparent.”