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Mumbai University Results 2017 Likely be Delayed Again

Mumbai, Aug 7:  Mumbai University was likely to declare the results for the final year examinations on August 5. But with 55 per cent results pending, the Mumbai University failed to declare results on Saturday much to the anger of students.

Students protested as close to 2.32 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated and 79,845 are yet to be moderated. The university was given an extension on deadline from the original July 31 till August 5 by Governor Vidyasagar Rao but the institution failed yet again. As on Saturday, the university has managed to declare results for 265 of the 477 examinations.

Those who ruined lakhs of students’ lives must not go scot-free. To begin with, they must resign,” said Aaditya Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena’s youth wing Yuva Sena, in a tweet on Sunday. He was referring to Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde and Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University Sanjay Deshmukh. Thackeray said that the duo is very comfortable with their job security, despite a delay of 111 days in declaring the university results.

Lakhs of students at the University of Mumbai are currently awaiting their results, which have been delayed due to the last minute implementation of the On-Screen Evaluation (OSM) system. In January 2017, MU VC Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh announced that close to 19 lakh answer sheets under the university would be assessed on-screen to put an end to malpractices and tampering. Despite its good intentions, the move seems to have failed to make any impact as the glitches and delays have left the future of lakhs of students in limbo.