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Will try our best to declare results by August 31, MU tells high court

PUBLISH DATE 25th August 2017

MUMBAI: The Mumbai University (MU) on Thursday told the Bombay high court that it was trying its best to declare results of all regular BA, BCom and BSc courses by August 31.

MU’s lawyer advocate, Rui Rodrigues, told the court that the endeavour was to declare results of all BA and BSc courses and regular BCom course by August 31. He said the students who have appeared for their last year BCom examination through distance learning will, however, have to wait beyond the month end for their results.

Rodrigues said attempts were also being made to declare the results of the last semester of three-year LLB course by the end of the month. He was responding to a bunch of petitions raising the issue of inordinate delay in declaring results of almost all the courses conducted by MU.

One of the petitions was filed by Sudyumna Nargolkar, who soughtexpeditiousdeclarationof the results of BA, BCom and BSc courses, and a stay on admissions to three year LLB course till the results are declared.

The 22-year-old has appeared for his BCom examination from RA Poddar College of Commerce and Economics at Matunga, and wants to pursue a three year LLB course. His petition states that admissions to the law course, according to a notice dated August 9, were to begin on August 18.

The 22-year-old has expressed apprehension that if admissions to the LLB course are allowed to be completed before their results are declared, he will stand to lose his seat, as almost all seats at the sought-after law colleges would be filled by then.

His petition adds that the 2,200 students who have appeared for BA, BCom or BSc exams would suffer like him because of the delay in declaration of results.