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Mumbai university mess: Shiv Sena demands resignations of education minister Tawde, V-C

Aaditya Thackeray asked the governor to conduct an inquiry into why the university decided to opt for online assessment of papers this year, a move that has resulted in chaos and inordinate delays

mumbai Updated: Jul 24, 2017 15:20 IST
Manasi Phadke
Manasi Phadke
Hindustan Times
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Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray on Monday met Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao to complain about the ongoing chaos over exam assessment in the Mumbai University and demanded resignations of state education minister Vinod Tawde and vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh.

Thackeray asked the governor to conduct an inquiry into why the university decided to opt for online assessment of papers this year, a move that has resulted in chaos and inordinate delays in paper correction.

“I called the governor today to raise the issue of absolute mismanagement of the Mumbai University currently by the vice-chancellor. An inquiry must happen into why online assessment was opted for. How was the tender processed? As it has failed so badly, is it a scam?” Thackeray tweeted after the meeting.

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The Yuva Sena leader pointed out how just a few lakh papers have been assessed until now. With there being a hurry to meet the July 31 deadline to complete the assessment, Thackeray also raised questions over the quality of paper correction.

He said on Twitter, “The Mumbai University is now without a Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, has an adhoc controller of examinations and is in the middle of a mess.”

This is the first year that the Mumbai University has moved to an online assessment process, leading to major delays in the completion of assessment and announcing results of examinations held in April-May.

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First Published: Jul 24, 2017 14:03 IST