Mumbai University teachers faced chaos on the MU server on Monday while evaluating the final-year papers of the students. The teachers on duty ended up wasting two hours of their time on Monday, July 24, as they were unable to log on to the server for the online evaluation of the papers, reported Indian Express. The first of the four non-instructional days declared by the University did not go too well due to this technical glitch.
As reported by Indian Express, the teachers said that the servers went down due to the overcrowding that took place since all the teachers logged on to the server at the same time. The server faced issues even after the government appointed an official to inform the service department to resolve the glitch during the assessment. On Saturday, Vinayak Dalvie, the officer on special duty at the Mumbai University had requested the service providers to resolve the issue as soon as possible, IE reported.
According to Indian Express, the officiating Director of the Board of Examinations, Deepak Wasave, said that the servers went down from 10 AM to 11:40 AM, post which the process continued smoothly. On Friday, July 21, the Mumbai University had declared four non-institutional days so that the teachers could complete the assessment of papers on time. Non-institutional days are days when the regular classes of the University remain suspended. On the first non-institutional day, 5023 teachers were seen evaluating the papers, IE reported. This was the highest number seen so far at the University.
Wasave also said that the remuneration provided to the teachers was decided to be increased, as reported by Indian Express. Earlier, the teachers were paid Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 per paper but now they would be paid between Rs. 16 and Rs. 20 per paper.