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Mumbai university now says only 2,000 answer papers missing

The university announced results of all students on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: Sep 22, 2017 09:56 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
Hindustan Times
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Though 9,400 results which are on reserve are yet to be declared(Hindustan Times)

A week after officials from the University of Mumbai revealed that more than 28,400 answer scripts of students have been misplaced, they now say that nearly 2,000 answer papers are untraceable.

The university announced results of all students on Wednesday. Though 9,400 results which are on reserve are yet to be declared, read a statement by the university on Thursday evening.

“Apart from the 9,400 students, there are more students too because assessment of 2,500 answer scripts are still pending. Also, close to 2,000 answer booklets have still not been found. We hope to trace them as soon as possible,” said Arjun Ghatule, controller of examination and evaluation (in-charge), MU.

Last week, a meeting was called to discuss the status of pending results. Results of more than 75,000 students were yet to be announced and figures of pending evaluation and moderation of answer scripts stood at 35,188 and 11,878, an official, who attended the meeting, had revealed. The official also said thousands of students’ results were put on hold because more than 28,400 answer scripts were ‘misplaced’, either physically or on the assessment software.

A principal of a college criticised MU for the anomaly in the number of missing answer papers. “This either means that the university got their figures wrong last week, or that they are still unsure how many answer scripts are missing,” said the principal.

HT had earlier reported how the number of results held in reserve in every category had increased in the past few weeks. While every college received complaints from their BA students about evaluation, 7,800 results in BCom alone were held in reserve. “I’ve topped my batch in the fifth semester but I’m still unsure about my scores for the final year because my result has been kept in reserve. I hope the university doesn’t take our time for granted any further and all results are announced soon,” said a student.

First Published: Sep 22, 2017 09:56 IST