University of Mumbai’s mark sheet delay to cost law aspirants dear?
Several law aspirants in the city are unable to complete the application process for the three-year LLB (Bachelor of Laws), as the University of Mumbai (MU) is yet to issue their graduation mark sheet.
The online application form requires candidates to enter the percentage score of the degree examination as well as upload the scanned copies of mark sheets. Candidates are afraid that they will not be able to complete the process before the August 5 deadline. “It will take a long time for the admission round to be over and the classes won’t begin on time. The university should distribute the mark sheet at the earliest so that students are not affected,” said Sachin Pawar, president, Students Law Council, a city-based students’ group.
Government officials said the delay may again stretch the admissions. “MU is the culprit. Many students told us that they couldn’t apply as they haven’t received their mark sheets yet. With the Assembly polls around the corner, the admission process shouldn’t extend till November,” said an official. The CET cell will hold a meeting on Thursday with all stakeholders, including MU officials and the contractors [carrying out the admissions] to sort the issue.
Frequent delays in MU results have been affecting the law admissions schedule. CET cell officials said that while most public universities in the state have already declared their results and issued mark sheets, MU is lagging behind. As of Monday, 13,513 aspirants have registered on the admission portal. However, 9,036 aspirants have not submitted their applications. Officials said many of them belong to MU.
MU said it has declared results of most of the courses and has distributed mark sheets for many. “We are in the process of distributing the mark sheets through colleges. Some students have got them, while others will get them soon,” said Vinod Patil, director, examination and evaluation at MU. However, MU said the CET cell may have to extend the deadline for application. “If the issue is concerned with MU, one can be assured that the deadline will be extended to some extent. There won’t be a major impact on the schedule. We will make ensure students aren’t affected,” said Ajay Deshmukh, MU registrar.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.
Chandigarh received 97mm rainfall between 6am and 8.30am, the heaviest rain in July since 2017, as per the India Meteorological Department. It received another 0.9mm of rainfall during the day. The maximum precipitation till 8.30am was recorded at the Sector 39 observatory (97mm), 49.2mm rain was recorded at the airport observatory, 77.5mm rain in Panchkula and 74.5 mm rain in Mohali.