Mumbai University results 2017: August 31 is the new deadline
The Mumbai University has set August 31 as its new deadline to declare the results. This, even as hundreds of students raised complaints about being marked absent for examinations that they took. The university has called the erroneous marking, a 'technical glitch'.
Hundreds of students of Bachelor of Arts (Literature) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) were shocked to see themselves marked absent. Complaints are piling up with colleges affiliated to the Mumbai University over students being marked absent for exams that they attended. BA students received their results on Wednesday but complaints are pouring in since Thursday after result sheet in colleges declared them absent.
The University, however, has blamed a technical glitch for the confusion. Many of the students who have been marked absent first checked their results online. The online platform claimed that their results had been withheld. Once the students checked the consolidated marks sheets of their college, they realised that they had been marked absent, adding to the burden that students are already bearing due to the delay and declaration of Mumbai University results 2017.
Meanwhile, officials of the University told the Bombay High Court that all efforts are being undertaken to declare the results by August 31. A bench of justices Anoop V Mohta and Bharati Dangre were told that all the teachers were working round the clock to complete assessment of answer papers.
The August 31 deadline will only apply for Arts, science and commerce students, final semester of three-year and five-year LLB courses. The wait will, however, be long for students of distance learning courses. So far, the varsity has declared the results of 374 out of 477 examinations held in the first half of the year.