THE FATE of as many as 3,000 students of University of Mumbai remained uncertain as their colleges have not completed the enrolment process since 2012.
The university’s enrolment, eligibility and migration department has issued a circular to the colleges to complete the process before December 15. The circular stated that MU had not received the documents — submitted at the beginning of a course — of more than 3,000 students pursuing different courses in various colleges. The most number of such cases was recorded in the commerce stream, where the enrolment figures were high.
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The colleges affiliated to the university have not completed the enrolment and eligibility process for students admitted between 2012 and 2015. If the colleges failed to do so within the stipulated time, they may not be granted degrees at the end of their course.
“The colleges are supposed to check the eligibility of the students when they are admitted. This involved checking the documents submitted by the students,” said Registrar M A Khan. He said many colleges had defaulted on the same, risking the future of many students.
Until the process was complete, a student would not get a permanent roll number required for appearing in exams and subsequent declaration of results. In the past too, the colleges had delayed the process and the students were given provisional roll numbers before their exams.
“However, the results of these students cannot be declared until their enrolment process is completed. There have been instances where the university only finds out about the delay in the third year of a student’s course. This holds up the final result of the student and the migration certificate required for higher studies is not issued,” said Khan.
He said the students would have to wait till the process was completed before obtaining a migration certificate. Khan said this was the first time MU has released a list ahead of time.
The circular has put the onus on the colleges to finish the process. “If the college fails to furnish the documents within the set time, the student may not be granted a degree and the principal of the college will be held responsible,” read the circular, which also listed the number of students whose documents have not been approved.