Mumbai University appoints more teachers to assess answer papers

Mumbai: In an attempt to complete the online assessment of summer semester examinations on time, the Mumbai University (MU) have taken on more teachers for paper corrections.

Around 100 per cent of assessment of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) course and 80 per cent of Bachelor of Arts (BA) course have been completed, according to the varsity officials.  Last year 15,555 teachers were involved in the assessment process but this the varsity took on 17,751 teachers for correcting the answer scripts.

In addition, a mobile application has been created for teachers to provide information about steps to be followed for the online assessment process through On-Screen Marking (OSM) system and guide for assessment centres.  Teachers claimed they have utilised their summer vacation to complete the paper corrections. Jitendra Jadhav, a teacher, said, “We used our time to assess papers at various Central Assessment Process (CAP) centres.

We have understood the technical steps involved in online assessment so we do not want to make any errors on our end.” While Shubdha Purandhare, a teacher said, “The university has provided us training but we hope there are no technical glitches in the process.”

MU authorities revealed, these steps are being taken in order to prevent any delay in declaration of results. Suhas Pednekar, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of MU, said, “We want to complete the assessment of summer semester examinations and declare results on time. Teachers and principals need to treat this process as priority so that there is no delay.”

Principals of various colleges have been informed to direct their teachers to treat assessment process on priority basis. A senior officer of MU said, “We conducted meetings with principals of colleges at various districts like Mumbai, Thane, raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar. We are taking all precautionary steps to avoid any errors.”

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