Saturday, June 10, 2017

RTI query reveals 30-55% MU results declared after deadline

DNA: Mumbai: Saturday, June 10, 2017.
A response to an RTI query by activist Anil Galgali has revealed that 30-55 per cent results under the University of Mumbai for the year 2016 came after the stipulated 45-day deadline. Galgali had sought information about the details of results declared between 2016-17 and the number of days within which the university declared the respective results.
In the first half of 2016, the university had conducted 422 exams of which results of close to 30 per cent exams were declared within the 45-day time frame as mandated by the Maharashtra Public Universities Act.
However, the delay got worse in the second half of the semester in which over 54 per cent results were declared after the deadline.
The university failed to give details for the first half of 2017 as none of the results for the year had been declared owing to a delay in the newly introduced on-screen evaluation process.
“It is worth mentioning that we are in the month of June and not a single result has been declared. For graduate level exams, a period of more than 45 days has already elapsed.
All the students are anxiously awaiting results and a large number of them plan to take up higher studies, which is at stake with the delay in the results” said Galgali.
The university has cited reasons such as large number of students enrolled under it, delay in conducting exams due to Diwali vacations and unresponsiveness of colleges and faculty members towards the evaluation work in a letter addressed to the Chancellor in April 2017, the RTI further revealed.