Varsity exam dept fails!

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 09:01 AM IST
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Results of most faculties will be delayed this year

BHAGYASHRI KAMAT Mumbai Mumbai Universityalt39s claims of turning techno savvy and speeding up the administration procedure in each and every department has failed miserably with

the delay in the declaration of results by the examination department.

Reliable sources from the university stated that the department has been facing this deficiency for the past few years now. Answer papers of MA in Economics have still not reached the department.

The fate of 500 students is at stake with the delay in results.

Also the degree course results which were to be declared by May end have further been extended till June.

The delay has partly been blamed on shortage of manpower within the university.

According to the university rule, results are declared within 45 days from the date of the conclusion of the examination.

However, the university is delaying declaring the results of the degree courses.

In addition to this, a few post graduate departments within the university have still not received the answer papers of students for assessment leading to further delay.

When FPJ contacted Dr. Abhay Pethe Director of Economics department of the university regarding the delay in results, he said, ” This is a fact the department has not received the answer papers till now. Also due to this delay all the moderators are on leave and they will return by June 13.

After which the paper assessment work will proceed which will lead to delay in results.” When contacted, Prof Vilas Shinde, Controller of Examinations said, ” The paper assessment of computer science paper is not yet over.

We are trying our level best to declare the degree course results before June 10.

” However, even we are facing immense pressure. We have to check the functioning of each and every department with the introduction of the new evaluation system. Also, there are no teachers available for the assessment of the papers because of vacation period.” In order to speed up the assessment of papers, university officials had introduced the computerised evaluation system where in papers were assessed by moderators and later scanned to cross check the marks.

However, sources have stated that this system is acting as one of the obstacles in the delay of the results.

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