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Expect results soon: Mumbai varsity done checking 50% answer papers for 6th semester

Data shared by MU’s examination and evaluation department revealed that assessment of answer papers for BCom, BA and BSc are way ahead of other courses

mumbai Updated: Jun 13, 2018 13:07 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
Hindustan Times
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To speed up the assessment work, MU is contacting teachers daily to encourage them to complete their quota of work. (HT File Photo)

Though a few answer sheets from the fifth semester exams await assessment, University of Mumbai (MU) said assessment of semester six answer papers has started.

Data shared by MU’s examination and evaluation department revealed that assessment of answer papers for BCom, BA and BSc are way ahead of other courses. While the varsity has stopped sharing figures on the status of assessment after orders from the new vice-chancellor, examination department officials said almost 90% of papers from the fifth semester have been assessed.

“BCom, BA and BSc paper assessment is ahead of other unaided courses for the sixth semester. Almost 50% work is done, so we can expect results soon,” said an official

For other courses, BMM and BCom (Accounting Finance), teachers recently started assessment of sixth semester answer papers through on-screen marking (OSM) system.

“Teachers have recently finished assessment of papers form the fifth semester and have started work on the sixth semester answer papers for unaided courses. The work is going smoothly, thanks to little or no technical glitches in OSM system,” said a senior professor.

To speed up the assessment work, MU is contacting teachers daily to encourage them to complete their quota of work. “We have also requested college principals to spare third-year teachers any kind of admission duty, so that they could continue focusing on assessment of papers,” said an official from MU.

For the past few weeks, several meetings were held between MU officials and technical experts to ensure minimal glitches in OSM system, which delayed declaration of results for earlier semesters.

“The complaints from teachers and assessment centres have gone down when compared to the previous two semesters. The main reason why assessment is taking place continuously, despite holidays, is because of those the teachers who report to work ,” said T Shiware, president, Association of Non-Government Colleges.

First Published: Jun 13, 2018 13:07 IST