MU didn’t consult us on retest, says GLC

Published on May 06, 2019 11:55 PM IST

In a letter to MU on Monday, GLC said the varsity should have either invited the college representatives or asked for their submission at the meeting conducted by the university’s Board of Studies (BoS) for law, last week, to discuss the issue.

Two days after the University of Mumbai (MU) directed the Government Law College (GLC) to conduct a re-examination for around 270 students who had failed the internal practical tests, the college on Monday said MU issued the directive without hearing them out.(HT File)
Two days after the University of Mumbai (MU) directed the Government Law College (GLC) to conduct a re-examination for around 270 students who had failed the internal practical tests, the college on Monday said MU issued the directive without hearing them out.(HT File)
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Two days after the University of Mumbai (MU) directed the Government Law College (GLC) to conduct a re-examination for around 270 students who had failed the internal practical tests, the college on Monday said MU issued the directive without hearing them out. However, MU has maintained that it had asked the college to present its side, but the latter failed to do so.

In a letter to MU on Monday, GLC said the varsity should have either invited the college representatives or asked for their submission at the meeting conducted by the university’s Board of Studies (BoS) for law, last week, to discuss the issue. In its letter, GLC also said it has already conducted a re-test for the students who were absent for “genuine” reasons. “In your [MU’s] letter, there’s no specific mention about the category of students who are eligible for the re-examination,” read the letter, by GLC principal Suvarna Keole, seeking a clarification.

An MU official said they have received the letter and will decide on the course of action. “After the issue was reported in the media, MU sent an email to the college, requesting them to present the facts. So far, the college hasn’t done that,” he said.

Last month, GLC had failed around 270 students in the internal practical written tests and had refused to conduct a re-exam for them, claiming MU rules don’t allow the same. The BoS for law had on May 4 opined that varsity rules don’t prohibit the college from conducting a re-exam for the students. Following this, the MU had on Saturday directed GLC to conduct a re-exam for the 270 students.

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    Musab Qazi is a Trainee Correspondent, covering education. He generally writes about higher education policies in Maharashtra and new trends in the education sector.

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