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Law students to take ATKT exams as MU fails to declare re-evaluation results

Officials from the Mumbai University said that they received 7,000 applications for re-evaluation this years and are trying their best to clear the remaining 3,000 papers.

mumbai Updated: Jul 03, 2017 09:13 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
Hindustan Times
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About 7,000 law students had applied for re-evaluation in March, of which only 4,000 students have received their results.(HT file photo)

While re-exams for law students who failed in their earlier semesters are set to begin on Thursday, the university is yet to declare the re-evaluation results of around 3,000 students.

About 7,000 law students had applied for re-evaluation in March, of which only 4,000 students have received their results.

“Despite postponing the ATKT [Allowed to Keep Terms, where students can be promoted to the next academic year if they clear failed subjects from earlier semesters within a stipulated time] exams by some days, the university has not released re-evaluated results of all the students,” said Nishikant Raje, a first-year law student. “Many will be appearing for ATKT exams starting April 27 because we are still not sure if we have cleared the paper in our first attempt. We have no choice,” he added.

Owing to delay in admissions to law courses in 2016-17, exams too had to be pushed to January this year. Results for LLB and LLM exams were announced in March and the students’ results were some of the worst in recent years. Almost 85% of those who appeared for the LLM exam and over 60% of those who took the LLB exam failed.

After receiving flak for such low passing percentage, the university had extended dates for applying for re-evaluation and had also decided to re-evaluate 10% of papers of those who failed in LLM exams for free. “For the past two days the university has been releasing re-evaluated results for only a section of students. My name has still not appeared on the list and it looks like I will have to take the exam on Friday,” said Sarjerao Patil, a fourth-year law student of Government Law College.

“We’ve received over 7,000 re-evaluation applications this year and everyday teachers visit the CAP centre to evaluate these papers. We have been releasing results of students on the same day that their paper is re-evaluated to avoid further delay and we are doing our best to clear the rest of the papers,” said Deepak Wasave, controller of examination (in-charge), MU.

First Published: Apr 27, 2017 00:16 IST