Mumbai University results 2017: Students panic after being marked absent
In what could be called as a case of further confusion, students of the Mumbai University are now queueing up to prove that they actually took the examinations.
Students who have been marked absent in the exams are queuing up at their exam centres to gather proof that they actually took the exams. This even as the varsity has said that students marked absent - it shows that their marks for that particular paper were unavailable at the moment - need not prove their attendance.
Students who have attended an exam, if marked absent, have to produce proof of attendance from their exam centres. While this year the university has done away with the process, a lack of clarity and anxiety among students forced them to approach the exam centres, the MU rules state.
With a large number of students marked absent across subjects, many students are panicking.
The university on Thursday issued a notification clarifying that students marked absent need not prove their attendance. "We have clarified that if a student has been marked absent, it does not mean they were absent but that their mark for that particular paper is unavailable at the moment. It is a default setting in the new system wherein we have to mark the student absent to withhold the result in the reserved category," said the acting director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation, Arjun Ghatule.
The university has appealed to students to not panic and wait till all the papers are assessed.