The Mumbai University has failed to declare the results of the exams for first and final year engineering students that was conducted in December, in the stipulated time. The university, by law, is supposed to announce the results within 45 days of the exams. Students who have been awaiting the results, will have practically no time to go in for re-evaluation with the next exams scheduled to begin from May 15.
First year students are awaiting the results of the first semester exams, while final year students are expecting the fifth semester exam results. One of the students, on condition of anonymity, said, “The university promised to declare the results much in advance this year, but has failed to keep the promise. If we have failed in any exam, and will have to appear for the allowed to keep term (ATKT) exams, we will not have any time to get our papers evaluated again. The process for re-evaluation itself is longer with the university.”
The Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) approached the controller of examination, Vilas Shinde, on Tuesday, demanding early announcement of the results. “The university decentralised the paper evaluation process and announced the BCom October exam results in a record time of 12 days. However, the process doesn’t seem to have worked for the other subjects. October exams for TYBCom were only for the repeater candidates, where there are fewer numbers of students. Engineering students are more in number,” said Sainath Durge, from MNVS.
University officials have announced that the results will be out in 10-15days. The university has also introduced an optical mark reader (OMR) for data feeding this year, which will help them reduce the time consumed for evaluation by a week. However, the system too has seemed to fail with fewer numbers of approved teachers participating in the evaluation process.
Vilas Shinde, the controller of examination, said, “The examiners have not reported for evaluation duty. Stringent action will be taken against such teachers. I am trying to get data of teachers who have not reported to work. Their details will be given to college and the colleges will have to take action against them. In the final year, only subjects like computers, information technology, electronics and telecommunication, the results are awaited. Results for the rest of the subjects are out.”