University of Mumbai has finally appointed a regular registrar and controller of examination (CoE). For the past nearly a year,temporary in-charges were holding the posts.
Though the university is yet to make the names official,sources said M A Khan,director of Sydenham Institute of Management,and Padmaja Deshmukh,a lecturer at CHM College,would be registrar and CoE. The interviews were conducted on April 30.
The appointments come at a time when the university has made several exam-related goof-ups such as sending wrong and incomplete question papers to exam centres.
Mumbai University has not had a regular registrar for the past three years after K Venkatramani was forced to resign.
The post was initially occupied by officer on special duty M S Kurhade as an additional charge. Thereafter,Kumar Khaire took the additional charge for more than a year.
The post of CoE was vacant since professor Vilas Shinde resigned. The university had in between appointed Deepak Wasave as in-charge.
The appointment process was initiated by the university after the state cabinet took up the issue.
Due to issues such as paper leaks,delay in declaration of results,the appointments were raised in the state cabinet and also by senate members. It was a challenge for university authorities to find suitable candidates for the posts after the appointment of Vilas Shinde as CoE invited criticism from various quarters, said a senior MU official.