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Lawless University of Mumbai

Friday, February 17, 2017
By Aishwarya Iyer

In an error that has been alleged as a frequent one by the University of Mumbai, over 300 students were erroneously marked 'absent' for the law college examinations they had diligently given! A lackadaisical attitude and typing errors on the part of the University are a reflection of an education system that is failing its subjects!

This is not the first time law students have suffered due to disparities in assessment. Students allege that this kind of behaviour from the university is not new. “I had attended all the exams and yet they have marked absent in front of my name in the score card. Like me, there are around 68 students in my college itself who are facing the same problem,” says Sheetal Parmar, a student from New Law College, Matunga.

Getting to know about the online technical glitches, Afternoon D&C found out that students now don’t even bother to check their results online as it is full of errors. One of the student, on the condition of anonymity said, “Since last many years the results are first issued online on the Mumbai University website and after two days they are issued to the colleges. Due to various errors in results disclosed online, since last three to four years we have stopped checking results online. We prefer the college version.” Since many years, whatever is disclosed by the MU's official website, had some mistakes in it due to which the technical department is under scanner.

Talking to Sachin Pawar, president of the Student’s Law council, it is known that this result has created serious trouble among the law students as it was one of their crucial examinations. He said, “One of the students, who was marked absent, is a heart patient. The moment he saw this result where he was declared fail, his blood pressure increased and he started sweating copiously. My question is that will university take responsibility if anything happens to him?” From Pawar, it is known that there are many cases like these which got worse as wrong results were issued.

Apart from all this the result declared by the university is always late. Reportedly, the days by which they should declar results is 45 days but it was declared after 86 days.

Even after continuous calls and messages to Deepak Vasave, the Controller of Examinations, he did not reply to Afternoon D&C. However, according to our sources it is confirmed that this error was in the university system and the students can take their hall tickets (as hall tickets have attendance marked in it during exams) where it will be verified and retorted."

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