MU results delayed yet again

Results of third-year BSc, MSc, MCom, many streams of engineering, law and others are yet to be declared.

Written by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: July 8, 2014 12:17:14 am

Overshooting its 45-day deadline, Mumbai University (MU) is yet to declare results of hundreds of exams conducted by it this year even as admissions to many courses have already begun.

Results of third-year BSc, MSc, MCom, many streams of engineering, law and others are yet to be declared.

MU conducts a total of 636 exams every exam season.

MA and MSc part-I  exams got over on April 4, but the results are yet to be declared. Similar is the case with MCom part-I and part-II exams, which got over in the last week of April. In BSc, except for BSc-IT, results of all other specialisations are yet to be declared.

There has been a major delay in declaring the results of exams conducted by MU each year. As per the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994, results must be declared within 30-45 days from the concluding date of the examinations.

“In 2013, MU officials managed to declare the TYBcom and TYBSc results in 45 days. However, they delayed distributing mark-sheets of students. When results are delayed, they blame the teachers on evaluation duty. Who will they blame for delay in distributing mark-sheets?” a senior
faculty member said.

The MU lately introduced online assessment for first-year and final-year engineering exams to ensure early results.

While the results of MCom-part I are yet to be declared, students who want pursue MCom part-II are being given provisional admissions at Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), where the  admission process has started already.

Dinesh Bhonde, the newly appointed Controller of Examination (CoE), said the situation was much better than previous years and that MU was declaring results phase-wise.

“We are working on a plan to reduce the gap between the exams and the announcement of results. The results of many subjects will be declared within the next two weeks. It’s been just 20 days since I have taken the charge as the CoE.”

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