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'A cruel joke'

Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Parth Khatau

After protests from students of the student law council over lack of time between the fourth list of LLM (Law) admissions and examinations, the Mumbai University announced a post- ponment in examination dates by days to January 22. This, however, has not satisfied the student law council, who feels that the University is taking the mickey of them and that the decision does not do anyone any good.

"After immense discussions and requests, the university has failed in its obligations and is played with our feelings by postponing the papers for just a mere five days. I condemn this and will boycott my exam," said Sachin Pawar, President, Student Law Council. "I feel that this is done on purpose by the univerisity officers to malign the image and repute of the varsity. Strict action should be taken on them," he added, branding the move a "cruel joke."

Another student who did not wish to be named said that the delay would not serve anyone any good. "The University's circular clearly states that a 90 days gap must be there between conclusion of admissions and an examination to take place. The five additional days takes a total of teaching days to just 13 which is nowhere close to 90. This is shocking and I, too, shall not sit for the exam," the student added. The gap between admissions and examinations takes place after a delay in result declaration by the University which had a domino effect on other proceedings. In spite of repeated attempts, nobody from the University was available for comment.

After immense discussions and requests, the university has failed in its obligations and is playing with our feelings by postponing the papers for five days. I condemn this and will boycott my exam
 - Sachin Pawar, Student Law Council

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