Monday, Oct 23, 2017 | Last Update : 09:38 AM IST
1,600 students still waiting for the promised average marks by varsity.
Mumbai: Despite the University of Mumbai's (MU) announcement last week that they will give 'average' marks based on their previous academic performance to 1,600 students for compensating the loss of their answer papers, the students continue to throng the Examination Hall at MU's Kalina Campus, as the varsity is yet to issue a circular to the colleges for conveying the same. According to the students, they only know about their results being put on hold, or in some cases, having been marked absent.
The clueless students are seen shuttling between their colleges and the varsity's examination hall to gain some information about their results. An engineering student at a city college said, “My college has passed the blame onto the university, saying that MU is responsible for the result and have also asked me to visit the varsity for the same. They should at least tell us if out papers are lost, misplaced or haven't yet been corrected so that we can be at peace.”
According to the students, the MU officials or staffers are ready to give them a clear picture of the scenario. The students have also complained that no official is present at the university to solve their queries. They have also expressed their apprehensions about the Diwali vacations that are likely to start in another two weeks, increasing their waiting period by a month more.
The Asian Age tried contacting Dr Arjun Ghatule, the controller of examinations to know the varsity's side of the story but he did not respond to any call or message, despite several attempts.
The public relations officer, MU, said, "We are currently working on making the rules and guidelines for this average marks system. No circulars have been issued to any college as all the work is being done by us (the varsity) at the Examination house." When asked about how the same will be communicated to the students, he said, “Once we give them the average marks, the results will be declared and the students will know!”