The REGISTRATION process for the fifth and sixth semester exams of University of Mumbai has been delayed by a week. Third-year students of all undergraduate streams, who were supposed to enroll their details online from August 1, could not do so as the portal that handles the process was under maintenance.
The portal is handled by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), the digital partner of the university. Registrar M A Khan said the registration process was being delayed because of the maintenance work and would begin again from August 8.
It is compulsory for students to provide their details to the university to be eligible for the final board exams. The pre-examination data is used by the university to generate the students’ admit cards.
In the past, too, the university had received several complaints against MKCL, including goof-ups in the admit cards and the examination centres.
There had been calls from senate members and student bodies for termination of the contract with MKCL, the service provider that formed the framework of the university’s digitisation project.
In September last year, a government resolution instructed the university to not seek any IT-based service from MKCL, owing to irregularities.
Following the GR, the university handed over its admission process to Exxon Automation Pvt Ltd. Now, MKCL is only concerned with pre-examination data collection and issuing admit cards.