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Revised deadline Aug 5, only 10% MU students have got results

PUBLISH DATE 3rd August 2017

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Only a little above 10% of the 4.77 lakh students of Mumbai University who gave their exams in March-April, have got their results till now.The university has already missed the July 31 deadline set by the governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and will also miss the second on August 5.

Data released by the university show 4.3 lakh students are still waiting for results over three months after their exams. Many associated with the university call this crisis as unprecedented. Till Wednesday night, 222 of the 477 results were out, but many of them were given by fewer students.

In an attempt to release the TYB Sc results before the deadline, the university has left out about 15% of the students. Of the 17,632 students who had enrolled for the TYBSc semester VI exam, results are declared only for about 13,500 students.Of the remaining students, results of around 1,600 are kept on reserve for not clearing their earlier exams, and the university is yet to release the results of at least 2,400 students. These students have got a message saying 'results announced later'. In most of science colleges, about 10% of the students are yet to get results.

A university official said that some of these students are absent, and some of the data is mismatching owing to different paper code. There are also cases of multiple marks entry and incorrect data entry , an official said, adding that the remaining results would be out within four days.

On Wednesday , the university decided to issue confidential statement of marks to students who have got admissions abroad or are seeking admissions in other universities in the country . The university has set up a help desk on the ground floor of the examination house at Kalina campus of the university . The helpdesk will assist students who have cleared or are appearing for competitive exams and are awaiting results or even the ones who require marksheets to secure their jobs. A statement issued by the university said the number of such students is not in hundreds as is believed. “ Around 25 students approached the varsity for confidential results so far, eight are released and the remaining are in process,“ said the official.

T A Shiware, president of the Association of Non-Government Colleges, and director of Wilson College, has been invited by the university to serve as principal advisor (for examinations and evaluations).In a letter, vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh asked him to extend his support to the expedite the assessment process in commerce and law faculties, which is a concern for the university.

Even as the university is struggling to announce as many results as possible, the demand for the VC's resignation is on the rise. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam staged a protest at Kalina on Wednesday and met the VC to demand his resignation. He blamed the VC for giving misleading information to the CM and the education minister.