Over 50,000 Mumbai University results held in reserve cleared

Mumbai: Around 50,330 results held in reserve (RR) have been cleared by the Mumbai University (MU) in a period of two weeks. Students were fearful about these results as they were just informed that their results are held in reserve but they are now relieved after receiving their accurate result. Around 23,100 results that were withheld as RR are still pending to be cleared.

Over 73,430 results were held in reserve because either the answer scripts were misplaced, placed in the wrong assessment basket of another course or were not scanned or uploaded properly. The university had requested students to wait and cooperate as they tracked these answer scripts.

The tracking of answer scripts due to logical and physical errors needed time. Arjun Ghatule, acting head of the examination department of the MU, said, “We need time to place and track the answer scripts. For example, some of the history answer scripts were placed in the basket of the commerce course. We have cleared these 50,330 results only because students cooperated and gave us the time to check the process.”

More than 2,300 answer scripts are misplaced. Devanand Shinde, acting Vice-Chancellor of the MU, said, “The number of 28,000 answer scripts being misplaced is wrong. Around 2,300 answer scripts are misplaced which means they are placed in the wrong basket. These answer scripts are not lost and we have managed to trace them.”

Ghatule added, “There has been a miscommunication and this number has created unnecessary panic among students. In fact, we have declared incremental results too and the number of students visiting the university campus for rectification of errors has reduced.” The university has assured students not to panic. “We have things in control as all the issues are addressed and all the errors in the process of result declaration are rectified. Even marksheets of results that are declared are being sent to various colleges. Students need not panic,” Shinde added.

Around 26,542 applications have been received for re-evaluation and the answer papers will be sent for assessment in the next week. “We will send the answer scripts for rechecking from Monday,” Ghatule added. Around 6 results are pending which will decide the fate of around 60,000 students.

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