Mumbai: Even though there was a delay of over a month in declaring the results of the Third Year of Bachelor’s in Arts and Commerce, the Education Ministry on Tuesday patted its own back claiming to have declared all the results within the ‘deadline’. Students, however, have slammed the ministry for delaying the results since this has caused some of them to miss opportunities to pursue further education in universities outside Maharashtra.
The examinations for the TYBA and TYBCom were conducted in April 2018 and as per the Public Universities Act, results of these exams, should be declared within 45 working days after the exams. So the students were relying on this provision, based on which they claim that their results should have been declared in mid-June. According to the students, since their results were delayed by over a month, they were compelled to give up their plans to study outside Maharashtra as they could not complete the admission process without submitting their final results.
It may be noted that the Mumbai University had created a fiasco of the results as it declared them after a delay of more than three months last year. The university seems to be following a similar pattern this year too. However, it was even more surprising to see an ‘appreciation’ tweet by Education Minister Vinod Tawde. “University of Mumbai results were on time. Good efforts and coordination by the staff and the management of the varsity. Congratulations to all the students and best of luck for an illustrious future,” Tawade tweeted.
Meanwhile, a student from the central suburbs has slammed the University of Mumbai as she was compelled to give up her seat in Madaras University. The girl — Manasi Sridhar (21), who completed her TYBA (Psychology), penned down her ‘anger’ on Facebook. “The University of Mumbai first takes so much time to publish the results and when they do it comes with incorrect marks which sends our grades for a toss and forces us to apply for revaluation,” Sridhar posted.
Sridhar is waiting to receive her semester five revaluation marksheet, which she had requested for, earlier this year. “Our admissions happen on the original marks because it takes a lot of time for the University to declare our revaluation results,” Sridhar’s post reads. According to Sridhar, she had applied for a Masters course in the Madaras University but the delay on part of the Mumbai university has forced her to give up her plan.
“We can not even apply for admissions in universities out of Mumbai due to the delay of results and the improper correction which makes us apply for revaluatuion and the load of time the revaluation results takes to be declared makes us loose our seat. As per the 45 days deadline results should have been out by mid June but it got declared now in July. Tons of universities with an equal number of students publish results on time, What is so special with University of Mumbai,” Sridhar told The Free Press Journal.
Meanwhile, Dr. Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chacnellor of the varsity, said, “Arts faculty is one of the important faculties of MU as it allows students to select the subjects as per their choice. Principals and Teachers have taken sincere efforts and made possible to declare results on time.”
According to the statistics provided by the varsity for the TYBA examination 17,178 students had appeared for the exam out of which 3,809 have failed while 73.59 percent students have passed the examination with 4,117 have achieved ‘A’ grade, 3,404 have achieved ‘B’ grade, 1,811 have achieved ‘C’ grade and 555 students achieved ‘D’ grade.