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Winter exams start, MU yet to give 28,985 results

Published : Nov 10, 2017, 2:24 am IST
Updated : Nov 10, 2017, 2:24 am IST

The OSM system, with modifications will be used to assess the winter examination papers.

The protesting students outside the Examination House.
 The protesting students outside the Examination House.

Mumbai: The winter examinations of undergraduate students commenced on Thursday, but the University of Mumbai (MU) is yet to declare around 28,985 re-evaluation results in spite of varsity officials promising time and again that they would be out by the end of October.

Students are apprehensive about the university using the On-Screen Marking (OSM) system, which is responsible for the re-evaluation delay, for the on-going winter examinations. “I have been waiting for my re-evaluation results and in the coming days my next exams will start. What I don’t understand is why the university has opted for OSM again, knowing the mess it had created,” said Ashwathy Nair, a

A couple of students protested outside the Examination House at MU’s Kalina Campus, demanding that the winter exams be postponed till all the re-evaluation results are declared.

OSM was used for the online assessment of the final year students, which were delayed by four months by MU. The same system is being used for assessing papers of students who applied for re-evaluation in the month of September. By Thursday evening more than 2,000 results are pending per stream. The university had received 68,907 re-evaluation applications this year, out of which only 39,922 are completed. The Law stream has the highest number of results pending — 11,712.

Students seem to have lost all hope. “I am just tired of constantly checking the MU website for my results and going to the examination house to ask about my results. I will probably leave the city and try to look for admissions at other university,” said Rahul Machanda, a student.

Fate of law students

The new acting Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai Vishnu Magare, who was appointed on Thursday by the state governor and Chancellor of MU C. Vidyasagar Rao, announced that law examinations will be postponed as the revaluation results of these students are yet to be declared by the varsity. Out of 14,627 still 11,712 are pending. The repeaters’ exams were supposed to be conducted this month and the fresh exams are scheduled for January. The varsity has stated to announce the updates dates on their website by Friday. Meanwhile, second and sixth semester law exams have been postponed.

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