Mumbai University result 2017: Maharashtra's top university has been in the news off late for all the wrong reasons, and in another failure that has come to light, some 60 per cent of the varsity's MA Sociology students have failed.
Mumbai University result 2017: Maharashtra’s top university has been in the news off late for all the wrong reasons, and in another failure that has come to light, some 60 per cent of the varsity’s MA Sociology students have failed. However, many of them have claimed that they did not do so bad as to fail. According to Indian Express, nearly 600 students of the University of Mumbai appeared for the Master of Arts in Sociology examination. Out of the total number of students who appeared for the exam, over 350 have secured below 40 marks in at least one of the four subjects, while 60 per cent students have failed in their Part I examinations. The students are from the university’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL).
A university official while talking about the matter said that 50 students from IDOL approached the help desk Wednesday with their grievances. He added, “The students have claimed that nearly 80 per cent of them have been erroneously given marks below 40 in some subjects. Their grievance has been passed on to the acting director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation.” Further, the official said that the students who have the complaint can verify their claims only by applying for revaluation. According to the students who have filed the complaint, 80 percent of them claim that they have been marked either zero or under 40, while some said that they have been marked absent despite taking the exam. Shaheena Usmani, a student of MU was quoted saying, “We are very sure that we didn’t do so poorly to get zero or fail. There is some problem in the assessment. How can so many students fail.”
According to university officials, those marked absent or allotted zero marks will have to wait for 10-15 days as their papers have either not been assessed or are untraceable. However, those who got marks below 40 will have to apply for revaluation, which entails a fee of Rs 250 per paper per student, as reported by Indian Express. While talking about the low scores, an official said, “While there are low scorers in all four subjects of Sociology, we have noticed that the number is higher in the Anthropology subject.”