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Higher Education

MU will look for new firm to assess exams online: Tawde

PUBLISH DATE 28th October 2017

MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai (MU) will use the services of MeritTrac, the agency handling its online exam assessment work, only for the current semester, state education minister Vinod Tawde told Hindustan Times.

Tawde, who had meetings with university officials on Thursday to ensure the next exam season is glitch-free, said the deal with MeritTrac stays only for the November exam session.

He said the university will float new tenders to find a third party to conduct assessments for the next semester.

“Our primary concern is to conduct a smooth examination as well as assessment season, and ensure results are declared within the stipulated time. None of the errors that took place in the previous semester will be repeated,” said Tawde.

Online assessment for all MU exams led to the delay in declaring results. On October 24, vicechancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, who ignored advice against taking all assessments online, was sacked by Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.