MU delays results again - Students fume as MU delays results yet againEven after implementing the barcode system and making tall claims about resolving the delay in results, this year Mumbai University (MU) once again failed to declare results on time. It has been around three months since the exams got over, but the varsity is still unsure when the results will be announced.
This year, the results for final year Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) and Bachelor of Management Studies have been delayed. While B.Com and BMM exams concluded in the first week of April, BA exams ended in May.
Teachers and course coordinators are also clueless why the results for BMM have not been declared despite the evaluation being completed in May. A BMM course coordinator from a college in the western suburbs said, “The students question us and we have no answer. We have tried enquiring with the controller of examination and he said he is more concerned about the results than us. But he did not reveal why the results have been delayed.” Controller of Examination Prof Vilas Shinde said scanning and processing answersheets takes time. “I agree there is a delay in declaring the results, but compared to last year we are still ahead. There was a delay in evaluation as all the teachers were not available for assessment duty at the same time. The assessment is complete; the scanning and processing is going on. We may be able to declare all the results by the end of this month,” he said. Due to the delay, students are finding it difficult to apply for further studies. A few parents are contemplating taking legal action against the university. Ashok Tiwari, whose son appeared for final year B.Com banking and insurance exam this year, is planning to file a petition against MU and the controller of examination for causing inconvenience to thousands of students. “When results are finally declared and if a student fails and applies for revaluation and the results for that too are delayed? Students will be then forced to appear for ATKT exams. This is not the first time this has happened. Errors, goof-ups and delays have become part of MU’s exam system,” he said.
Apart from this, final year B.Sc students have also alleged discrepancies and errors in their marksheets, following which Bharat Raut, state secretary of BJP’s youth wing, staged a protest on Wednesday. “Shinde assured us that last year the results were declared till July 30 and this year, they will be declared earlier than that. We have given them an ultimatum of eight days to declare all the results.”