Not IDOL situation for 12 MU students

Delay in the results of revaluation and allowed to keep terms has been affecting thousands of Mumbai University students every year. However this year 12 such MSc-IT students have approached the students’ welfare department of MU demanding that they be allowed to take admissions to the next level.

Written by Dipti Sonawala | Mumbai | Published: April 5, 2012 2:48 am

Delay in the results of revaluation and allowed to keep terms (ATKT) has been affecting thousands of Mumbai University (MU) students every year. However this year 12 such MSc-IT students have approached the students’ welfare department of MU demanding that they be allowed to take admissions to the next level.

The students claim that they will be losing a crucial academic year due to the negligence of university administration.

These 12 students of MU’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) who had appeared for their third semester exam in May 2011 were declared failed.

Few students then applied for revaluation,the result of which were declared in September and these 12 students were declared passed.

However their fourth semester main exams began in September and results were declared in November 2011.

“We were again declared failed in two subjects in our fourth semester. Based on this we were not given admissions to the fifth semester as they said we had ATKT in four subjects and as per the old rule a student having more then two ATKT in a year cannot be promoted to the next level. We even informed them that we had cleared the previous two ATKTs after revaluation,however we were told that the dates of admissions had passed and that we must approach them in January for admissions to fifth semester. In January we were yet again turned away by the authorities,” Aditya Rane,one of the affected students,said.

These students then took the ATKT exams for the two failed subjects,of their fourth semester,and cleared when the results were announced in March 2012.

“Technically,they should have given us admissions as we had only two ATKTs. Now that we have even cleared those two ATKTs they should give us admission to the fifth semester. The fifth semester exam is scheduled in May,they should help us now or we would end up losing a crucial year for no fault of ours,” Vikas Kordekar,another student,said.

The students have now approached the MU’s department of students’ welfare seeking help in the matter.

“I am yet to meet the students. We will hear their case and see how we can help them,” Mridul Nile,Director of MU’s department of students’ welfare said.

“It is very unfortunate that these students had to suffer due to the delay by the examination department. I will look into the matter and see what I can do to help the students and also try and accommodate them in the fifth semester if possible,” Dr D Harichandan,Director of IDOL said.

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