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Mumbai University could declare exam results in two parts, says Education Minister

This Year Assessment Of Papers Was Delayed Because Vice Chancellor Had Decided To Switch To A New Method In Which Answers Papers Were To Be Scanned And Then Assessed On Computer Screens To Prevent Tampering.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kajol | Updated on: 18 Aug 2017, 08:49:09 PM
Mumbai University could release exam results in two parts. (Representational Photo)

New Delhi:

The government is considering to declare the result of university exam in two parts rather than waiting for an assessment of all the papers to be complete, said Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

To release university result in two phases of all the streams, the proposal had been sent to the university's examination department in order to check whether it will be legally permissible or not. The government and the University are under fire because of an inordinate delay in declaration of results this year. Tthe university is still struggling to declare results.

This year assessment of papers was delayed because Vice Chancellor had decided to switch to a new method in which answers papers were to be scanned and then assessed on computer screens to prevent tampering.

According to the MU's statement, 16,00,257 papers have been checked so far, while 1,50,674 papers are yet to be assessed. Although the varsity had promised to finish the assessment by August 15, it missed the deadline.

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Speaking to reporters, Tawde said, "Under the act governing Mumbai University, if 90 per cent papers are assessed, results can be declared.

The results of remaining papers can be released later." Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who is the chancellor of universities, today held a meeting with Tawde and officers of examination department. "It was decided to explore the option of early release of results if the assessment of few papers is incomplete," the minister said.

Tawde also said that the varsity was expecting a spurt in a number of applications for revaluation this year. "We have increased the strength of revaluation team," he added.

About the difficulty which those seeking admission to MBA courses would face in the absence of results, Tawde said they would be allowed to take admission solely on the basis of CAT (common aptitude test) scores, and submit the graduation results later. "Necessary instructions have been given to the technical education department," the minister said.

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First Published : 18 Aug 2017, 08:09:30 PM

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