Anxiety is mounting among Mumbai University students even as the administration is set to miss the second deadline to announce all exam results by August 5. With admission deadlines of most post-graduation courses nearing, students fear losing admissions and job opportunities.
For instance, August 7 is the deadline for submitting forms for the threeyear LLB under the state's centralized admission process. And for Mumbai University's MSc, it has set a deadline of August 8, when it is yet declare results of about 15-20% TYB Sc results. A few TYBSc students have complained of not scoring good marks in semester VI despite having a good academic record in the previous semesters, hinting at a shoddy job.
Besides, admissions of students who have secured seats in MTech, MBA and MCA through entrance tests in the state, are also held up for want of documents.
Students who were seeking admissions outside Maharashtra or the country are likely to lose a year if the university fails to deliver in the next 15 days, said a college principal. The university has set up a helpdesk for such students to issue confidential results on an emergency basis. An official claimed only 25 such students have approached them so far.
In a Facebook page created by MU students, a B Sc student wrote: “I lost an opportunity of studying in Fergusson College in Pune which is one of the best for a branch in chemistry . I secured a good rank in the entrance test conducted by the college, but I lost the seat as they sought my semester VI marksheet as a mandatory document.“ The FB page is created by students of various colleges who have suffered due to callousness of the university in the past. The deadline for submitting forms for the three-year LLB has already been extended to August 7 to accommodate MU students. “It is unfair to hold the admission process for students across the state... Students will also get time till August 11, till the deadline to submit grievances. But if the university fails to announce the results even by August 11, we are not sure if it can be extended further,“ said an official from the state's CET cell, adding that they would take a decision on August 11.
The last date for submitting marksheets for MBAMMS is August 10. “We may extend the deadline by 10 days ta king into account the problems faced by the university students,“ said Dayanand Meshram, joint director, Directorate of Technical Education. Another official said lateral admissions to second year BEB Tech are affected as the first year engineering results are also not out. After assessment, production of results is also time-consuming. “ Assessment of close to15 lakh answersheets is over. But the university has not managed to announce many of the results.We are not sure if all results will be out by August 15. Printing of marksheets will add to the delay,“ said a principal.