Free Press Journal

Will take direct action to fix errors: New Mumbai University V-C


Mumbai: In order to speed up the declaration of results, the new acting Vice-Chancellor of the Mumbai University (MU), Dr Devanand Shinde, has informed teachers to dedicate their time to complete the assessment process. Shinde called for an urgent meeting with the teachers concerned with the assessment of the subjects that are pending and discussed various measure to speed up the paper correction. Over 1.90 lakh answer scripts are pending to be assessed. These answer scripts are mainly of the commerce, law and taxation courses.

Shinde stated that the concerned teachers of all these courses have assured to speed up the assessment process. Shinde told the Free Press Journal, “The teachers of these courses are mainly Chartered Accountants so they cannot dedicate their full time for this. While in the law course, the teachers are all practising lawyers who are occupied in their professional work from 10 am to 7 pm which leaves very less time for assessment. We have informed them to focus on the paper correction.”

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Shinde revealed that the delay in declaration of results is caused due to difficulties in the evaluation process and also due to the technical errors in the on-screen marking (OSM) system of the online assessment process. An interactive session was organised with the acting Pro-VC Dhiren Patel who has been given additional charge of the MU for the purpose of declaration of result. “We are executing a practical approach towards the technical glitches and we will take direct action to fix it,” Shinde added.

There is no new deadline as of now for declaring results as the university has already missed two deadlines. “Our focus right now is to rectify these errors, remove these blockages and declare the results that are pending. We do not want to focus on announcing any deadline,” Shinde said.  Out of 477 examinations, the results of 323 have been declared while 154 results are still pending. Devanand Shinde, VC of the Shivaji University at Kolhapur, was appointed on Wednesday after Sanjay Deshmukh, VC of the MU, was sent on leave.