Don’t expect results anytime soon, Mumbai university will miss its second deadline
As of August 4, Mumbai university has declared only 260 of the 477 resultsUpdated: Aug 05, 2017, 10:34 IST
University of Mumbai is set to miss its second deadline to announce the results of exams it held in the last academic year. After managing to release only 160 results by July 31, which was the deadline set by governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, the university sought time until August 5 to release the remaining results. However, as of August 4, only 260 of the 477 results have been declared.
“It looks difficult to announce all the results by August 5. Our aim is to not extend the August 15 deadline,” said an official from MU. He said while the extra five days were sought assuming the pace of assessment between August 1 and 5 will be similar to what it was during the non-instructional days, the assessment figures have been dismal. “During the non-instructional days, almost 4,000-5,000 teachers were logging on for online assessment and clearing a lakh and more answer booklets on a daily basis. Now the pace of assessment has dipped, affecting the overall process,” he said.
As of August 4, close to 54% results are yet to be declared with almost 2.44 lakh answer booklets pending to be assessed in the commerce faculty alone. In the days leading up to the July 31 deadline to declare results, the varsity was able to evaluate and moderate more than one lakh papers every day. However, since Monday, the figure dropped drastically, with just 25,000 papers evaluated and moderated on Friday.
This is because the varsity has more or less completed the assessment work of all the faculties except commerce and law, so the overall number of teachers reporting for assessment has gone down. “It is a task to balance regular lectures and assessment on a daily basis; the work just doesn’t seem to end,” said a professor, on condition of anonymity.
In a meeting with student representatives earlier this week, MU vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh had mentioned that the university hopes to clear all results by August 15.
Following complaints by students, the university decided to set up a help desk at the ground floor of the Examination House in Kalina, to look into urgent problems of students. “Students who need urgent confidential statement of marks for submission to universities abroad or those wanting to appear for competitive tests or for job opportunities, we will extend our help to all,” said a statement released by MU late on Wednesday evening.