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HC Allows Mumbai Varsity A Second Chance: Online Exam Evaluation

The Mumbai University was given another chance by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday to ensure that the varsity this time follows an error free onscreen marking (OSM) system to assess this year’s winter semester results. The summer semester results received flak from the students due to a lot of glitches.

“Earlier, the university introduced the system without doing proper homework. But now, we are informed by the state government that the glitches have been identified and remedial measures have been taken,” a division bench of Justices B R Gavai and Manish Pitale said.

“We are of the view that taking into consideration the fact that the government has stepped in and monitored the new system, it would be appropriate to give the university another chance to conduct the OSM system,” the court said.

A bunch of petitions were filed by students, the Bombay University and the college Teacher’s Union to challenge the OSM system to evaluate papers online.

According to the counsel for the university, Rui Rodrigues, the winter semester exams are likely to be over by the mid of December with results to be declared 45 days later.

The bench posted the matter for further hearing on February 14.

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