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Mumbai university semester exams: Only 2% of students have got their results

Till date, Mumbai university has managed to announce the results of 129 exams, of the 402 held this semester

mumbai Updated: Jan 19, 2018 21:29 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Unlike the previous semester, when MU struggled to convince teachers to report for assessment duty, more than 12,600 teachers have reported for assessment this time around.
Unlike the previous semester, when MU struggled to convince teachers to report for assessment duty, more than 12,600 teachers have reported for assessment this time around. (HT File)

Although 75% of the answer booklets have been assessed in the current semester, figures shared by the University of Mumbai show that less than 2% of students have received their results. Reason: the university has decided to announce results only after completing the assessment of all papers of a particular course.

“To avoid any confusion, we decided to announce the results of a particular course together, unlike the previous semester. Even though this might take a little more time, it will ensure zero confusion among students,” said Arjun Ghatule, acting director of board of examination and evaluation. During the previous semester, the results of students were announced when assessment ended. This had led to chaos as in some cases, toppers did not receive their results even six months after the exams.

Till date, the university has managed to announce the results of 129 exams, of the 402 held this semester. While a majority of these exams are over, a handful of exams, especially post graduate courses, are yet to be conducted. “By next weekend, we should be able to announce the results of the Bachelor in Arts (BA) faculty, both semesters,” added Ghatule. Most major exams were conducted in November 2017.

Unlike the previous semester, when MU struggled to convince teachers to report for assessment duty, more than 12,600 teachers have reported for assessment this time around. “Our system shows that some teachers have not assessed a single paper, but we are glad that the other teachers have managed to fill this void by working extra hours,” said Devanand Shinde, acting vice chancellor, MU. He said MU does not plan to take action against teachers defaulting on assessment duty.

MU teachers are simultaneously also completing the re-evaluation of answer booklets based on applications from the previous semester. Of the 80,721 re-evaluation applications that the university had received last semester, 4,529 papers are yet to be assessed. “We have asked senior teachers and principals to work towards completing the assessment of re-evaluation applications along with the current semester work. Our teachers have been burdened with excess work — supervision, assessment as well as conducting regular lectures for the past few months — but they have been managing well,” said Ghatule.

He said the re-evaluation results should be released next weekend.