Mumbai: In the last moment haste to declare the results by the July 31 deadline, the Mumbai University (MU) has decided to increase the non-instructional days from July 28 till 31. This means that teachers of Arts, Law and Commerce stream will have to dedicate their entire time to paper correction and would not focus on conducting lectures in colleges.
The university is targeting assessing one lakh papers every day so that it can complete the online assessment of around six lakh answer sheets that are left. The assessment of a large number of Commerce and Law papers is still pending as there are large number of students in these courses.
Initially, the university has set the non-instructional days till Thursday and some colleges had given holidays to students so that the teachers could focus entirely on the paper correction. Teachers were informed to dedicate six hours daily for the assessment. A teacher said, “It is difficult to dedicate six hours entirely if we are teaching and also conducting lectures. It is good that the non-instructional days are extended so that we can entirely focus on one thing.”
The examiners and moderators of Science, Technology and Management section are also requested to continue the correction. Deepak Wasave, Controller of Examinations of the MU said, “I am informed to state that it is mandatory for teachers to report to the CAP (Centralised Assessment Process) centres and complete the assessment of their subjects. The faculty of Science and Technology have completed 95 per cent, faculty of Management has completed 90 per cent and the faculty of Arts have completed 80 per cent of their assessment.”