Several third-year commerce and law students of Mumbai University are up in arms against the university administration for allegedly marking them absent for exams they claimed they had appeared for. A few students have also alleged that they were erroneously marked zero in some subjects.
These students have now reported the matter to the university’s controller of examination and have sought redressal at the earliest, as they otherwise cannot apply for higher studies.
The results of commerce and law students were declared last month and the students received their marksheets a few days back.
Students claimed they approached college authorities several times to find out what went wrong, but they did not get a positive feedback.
“While I got 65 marks in a subject when the result was declared online, the hard copy of the marksheet had printed zero. When I approached my college, I was asked to go the university’s examination department in Kalina. They told me that I will get a rectified marksheet by Monday,” said a commerce student.
A Yuva Sena senate member has blamed Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), which prepares marksheets, for the goof-up. “We want the university to cancel the contract with MKCL. So many goof-ups and delays are causing tremendous inconvenience to students. The results of law students were declared on July 26 after we pressured the examination department. Students are supposed to register for the Bar Council by August 14, but they cannot do so without their marksheets,” said senate member Supriya Karande.
Dinesh Bhonde, University Controller of Examination (CoE), maintained that the rectification of marksheets had already been done and dispatched to the respective colleges. “A few students faced this problem. The matter has now been resolved and rectification of these marksheets has been done,” said Bhonde.