Mumbai University result 2017: Even as the the university is yet to declare results of 13 courses because of an unprecedented delay in the final-year undergraduate and postgraduate exams, it has come to light the varsity ignored queries of the office of university chancellor and Governor of Maharashtra, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Indian Express reported. As per the report, the chancellor’s office was anticipating this delay because of the varsity’s decision to adopt an onscreen assessment process involving a time taking scanning of more than 18 lakh answer sheets. Days before the Mumbai University asked an agency to implement the new process, the chancellor’s office wrote a letter to Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, expressing concern over the possibility of a delay on account of the new idea. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had also asked for a factual report on the issue of switching to onscreen assessment ‘at the earliest’, reason behind the appointment of an agency and the delay in the assessment, as per students who were suspected to have skipped the exam, Indian Express added.
Meanwhile elsewhere in the country another such issue has cropped up. Last Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a press conference in Bhopal and alleged that about 1,200 candidates from Madhya Pradesh did not appear in the exam, and yet they were declared as passed. AAP leaders also shared attendance sheet of candidates enrolled at the NIOS centres in Ratlam, Umaria and Sehore to prove that most examinees did not appear for the exam, the paper added.
According to documents shared by the party, out of the 693 candidates, only 19 appeared for the exam in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sagod. However, when results were declared everyone was showed passed. Same way as many as 351 candidates at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sehore, 175 candidates at Navodaya Vidyalaya, Umaria, were absent, but declared passed, Indian Express added.