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Mumbai University server crashes, Yuva Sena asks Vinod Tawde, V-C to step down

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Published : Jul 25, 2017, 2:22 am IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2017, 2:22 am IST

The server, which crashed at 9 am, was operational by 1 pm.

Vinod Tawde
 Vinod Tawde

Mumbai: The deadline for Mumbai University to declare the results for its degree courses — July 31 — is fast approaching, but the server used for online assessment of answer sheets crashed on Monday morning after a large number of teachers logged in to complete the assessment process. The server, which crashed at 9 am, was operational by 1 pm.

Also, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray met governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who is also the chancellor of the university, to press for action against education minister Vinod Tawde and MU vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh for hampering the lives of university students through the On-Screen Assessment process.

 

Mr Rao had set the deadline for the completion of the assessment process. And to meet it, the varsity is making teachers double their efforts. However, technology was not on their side on Monday. “We were assessing papers and all of a sudden everything went blank. We tried contacting the technical team, but nothing could be done at the moment as it was an overall failure,” said a teacher on condition of anonymity.

Mr Thackeray asked the ministers and officials concerned to resign, as — according to him — they were trifling with the students' future. “I urge you to take their resignation for their absolute failure to conduct the basic work of the MU, taking it to a pit that it has never gone down to before in its over 100-year history,” he said in a letter submitted to Rao.

 

Reacting to Mr Thackeray's letter, Mr Tawde said, “I am not involved in all these matters as I am involved in school education. As the MU results delay issue comes under higher education, they should have asked for Ravindra Waikar's resignation instead.” Mr Waikar is the minister of state for higher and technical education and a Shiv Sena MLA.

Rao reviews progress

Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday met officials from the education department as well as MU, including vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh.

After reviewing the progress, Mr Rao asked the university to stick to the July 31 deadline and appreciated teachers for their support.

 

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