The petitioners have claimed that they failed in one subject as a result of this.
Mumbai: Three final year law students from the University of Mumbai (MU) have approached the Bombay high court to get the onscreen marking assessment system (OSM) used by the university for correcting papers of exams conducted in the last academic year verified after photocopies of answer sheets they received from the university had pages missing from it. The petitioners have claimed that they failed in one subject as a result of this.
A division bench of Justice B.R. Gavai and Justice Manish Pitale was hearing a petition filed by Moin Chaudhary and two other students praying that the photocopy of the Law of Evidence paper had some missing pages which made them assume that the marks allotted to them could have left out marks they would have secured from the missing pages. Based on this premise, the students prayed that the university should be asked to get the OSM software checked.
According to advocate Nisar Hussain, who appeared for the students, thousands of students had failed in the paper and many who managed to get photocopies of their answer sheets had found some pages to be missing. “The pages on which students had written were missing, which implies that those pages were not assessed. Had they been assessed the students would have passed. We have sought directions to the university to get the software checked before the next exam,” said Mr Hussain. The bench kept the matter for hearing on Thursday.