The teachers strike that ended Friday is likely to delay Mumbai University results.
While Maharashtra Universities Act stipulates results must be declared within 30-45 days of an examination,Mumbai University has been able to declare within 30 days results of 104 of the 245 exams conducted so far.
As part of the strike that began on February 4,teachers boycotted all exam-related work.
The strike ended after the high court directed them to start evaluation of answer sheets by Saturday,saying there could be no justification for not cooperating with the university,and the state government conceded major demands of the agitators.
We are trying to declare all results on time. Mumbai University has 688 affiliated colleges,around 30 per cent of which are aided. The teachers on strike belonged to these colleges. As such,assessment was on even during the agitation. The allegation that inexperienced or unapproved teachers carried out the work during the strike period is baseless, a Mumbai University official said.
The university has completed 74 per cent of BCom assessment work and 32 per cent of moderation work.
BA exams conclude on June 1. Of those completed,55 per cent of papers have been evaluated and 33 per cent moderated.
As far as BSc papers are concerned,we have completed checking 90 per cent and have moderated 75 per cent. The figures are encouraging and now that the strike has been called off,we will speed up evaluation, said another university official.