3,000 students kept waiting as Univ website says revised grades unofficial
Around 3,000 students who had applied for revaluation of their grades in October
last year, are in a huge mess. The Mumbai University
has not completed the revaluation and students who had failed in one or more subjects
in October, will have to write the exams again, beginning April 18.
Most of these students had failed in one or two subjects, but under the
Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) rule, they progressed to the next semester.
Students failing in up to two subjects are allowed to go through the next semester
under the ATKT rule and are required to clear the subjects in which they had failed,
unless they are declared pass in revaluation.
Students Mumbai Mirror spoke to said they waited for the revised grades till as
late as first week of April. There was no communication from the varsity officials,
they said. Now, exams just a few days away, all they can do is memorise from the
study books and hope for the best. Siddharth College student Sandeep Prakash said,
the rule says revaluation should be done within 45 days of
submission. Its almost six months and the University is still not out
with revised grades. I will have to write the exam again.
Another student, Kailash Kedare, added: It’s a very tricky situation. One hopes
that in a matter of a couple of days, the revised grades will be out. That doesn’t
happen and suddenly, the exam date has arrived. We don’t need to go through such
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce students are especially angry. Their
revised grades are uploaded on the Mumbai University website, with a disclaimer
saying these are subject to changes. The Mumbai Universities controller of examination
Vilas Shinde said teachers are overworked and
hence, the revaluation could not meet the deadline. Teachers are neck deep in work.
They are trying their best, he said. Shinde added students too are to be blamed
for the delay. Many students apply for revaluation after the date of submission
has passed by, he added.
About the disclaimer on the varsity website, Shinde said, It is because we don’t
know how many grace marks each student will be awarded. We have started uploading
the final results, but can’t specify a time frame.
Courtesy: Times of India