Mumbai: Today a meeting was convened by the Governor regarding declaration of results of the University of Mumbai for the year 2017. Chief Minister, Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Minister of State for Higher & Technical Education, along with officers of the State Government, Mumbai University and Raj Bhavan were present for the meeting.
The I/c. Vice-Chancellor of the University presented the current status of the results. Out of 477 results, MU has declared 354 results as on 17th August 2017 and 123 results are remaining to be declared. The I/c. Vice-Chancellor assured that all efforts are being made for early declaration of results including mobilizing teachers for remaining evaluation as also dealing with technical issues of on-line system as early as possible.
Governor and Chief Minister emphasized that all the results should be declared at the earliest and that no student should suffer on account of delay in declaration of results. They have directed H&TED, Director Higher Education, CET Commissioner and Vice-Chancellors of other Universities in the State to take necessary steps to ensure that the admission of students from Mumbai University pursuing Higher Education should be carried out without any hindrances.
As regards admission process of the post graduate courses for Master in Business Administration/Master in Management Studies, Master in Computer Applications, M. Pharm, M. Arch, Master in Hotel Management & Catering Technology etc. at present students are required to submit their mark-sheet by 22/08/2017, to confirm their admission. Similarly for admission to Master in Business administration/Master in Management Studies/Master in Computer Application, Master in Hotel Management & Catering Technology the cut-off date for submission of mark sheets has been extended till 24/08/2017. Further for admission to Master of Engineering/Master of Technology, M. Pharm., M. Arch the cut-off date has been extended upto 31/08/2017. It was directed that, as far as possible, the cut-off date should be suitably extended to facilitate students of Mumbai University to retain their admissions.
Governor and CM, further directed that in case any students miss out the admission because they could not furnish required eligibility within stipulated time period, and if they are found eligible subsequently, then such students should be considered for admission in super-numerary seats for this year in consultation with concerned Apex Regulatory Body.
As regards to the students who want to take admission in other Universities in Maharashtra, it was directed that the H&TED will issue suitable notification to all other Universities in Maharashtra state directing to admit the candidates provisionally, based on a copy of online result, if the result is declared and mark sheet is not issued. It was also directed to inform all Universities to postpone the dates of registration or allocate over and above quota to accommodate MU students. Where results are not declared, it was directed that the students may be admitted provisionally based on an undertaking stating that the admission is provisional and subject to the condition that in case subsequently they don’t fulfil the eligibility criteria, the admission would be automatically cancelled.
The Mumbai University officers were also directed to set up Result Grievance Redressal Cell, in which all the issues pertaining to the results including revaluation should be addressed.
As this is an extraordinary situation Governor and CM directed the Vice-Chancellor to take appropriate decisions in the Board of Examinations and Evaluation, regarding various issues in order to facilitate earliest possible declaration of results, by convening meetings of Board of Examinations and Evaluation, as required.
It was also further instructed that the Academic Calendar shall be suitably revised taking into consideration the stipulation of 90 teaching days in a Semester as per the UGC Policy and to compensate the academic loss to the students, if any.