The University of Mumbai has deferred a decision on the fiasco in the assessment of a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) paper till Monday. Varsity officials have sought more time to correct their mistake of sending evaluators the wrong model answer.
dna, on February 23, was the first to publish the exam house's blunder. Over 50% of BMS students, nearly 6,000, failed in the financial management paper in the fifth semester exam conducted in November 2013 after the university issued an error-filled model answer to all assessment centres.
"We need two-three days more to come to a conclusion. Students' benefit definitely tops our mind," said Naresh Chandra, pro vice-chancellor of the university on Thursday after a marathon meeting of the board of examination officials.
The board failed to arrive at a "formula", reportedly due to lack of any provision under the Mumbai University Act. Chandra refused to comment on any punishment for the paper-setter who set the model answer riddled with the errors, causing major embarrassment to the university.