Mumbai University CET 2017: The Bombay High Court was informed by the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test cell on August 22 that it will be extending its deadline for registration to Mumbai University’s law programme till August 31. According to PTI, the commissioner of the Common Entrance Test (CET) cell informed the Bombay High Court that its decision to extend deadline has come after the varsity failed to respond on the announcement of examination results of undergraduate students. Earlier the deadline to complete the online application formalities for Maharashtra CET was August 5. It was later shifted to August 18, and then to August 24. Now the final date has been fixed to be August 31.
This announcement by the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test cell comes as a relief to the thousands of students who made it to the merit list of the law CET conducted earlier this year but were unable to secure admissions to colleges of their choice in the absence of their undergraduate mark sheets, according to PTI. The university, meanwhile, told the high court that it was tackling the delay on a “war footing”. It, however, failed to inform the court of the exact date by which the results of all undergraduate courses would be declared.
Rui Rodrigues, who was representing the varsity in the court has asked for some time till August 24 to give a clear picture on the declaration of the results. Rodrigues told a bench of Justices Anoop V Mohta and Bharati Dangre that the delay had been caused primarily due to the technological glitches in the varsity’s new online assessment system. “These glitches, however, are being resolved. We have cancelled the leaves of all the teachers and asked them to concentrate only on assessing the answer sheets for now,” Rodrigues said.