Can a University once recognized as one among the top 500 in the world redeem itself? As students across all streams like Commerce, Engineering, Arts and Science face the unimaginable atrocities created by the Mumbai University, we list down a series of goof-ups and gaffles committed in the year 2013:
- Incorrect Question paper to MCom students:
Mumbai University had conducted Master of Commerce (MCom) exam at MMK College in Bandra (one of the exam centres) on 29th November 2013. Around 100 students were given incorrect question paper for Human Resources Management and one question was out of the new MCom syllabus.
Reason for the incorrect paper – Mumbai University provided a weblink to officials at MMK College. There were 2 links i.e. 2 sets of question papers for the subject concerned, 1 for old course and 1 for new syllabus. Confused authorities distributed papers of the old syllabus to the new course students which eventually forced the candidates to attempt the wrong paper and creating problems in the M.Com students’ lives.
- Usage of Black pens and zero marks to poor handwriting for engineering students:
Mumbai University had asked engineering students to use only black ballpoint pens in answer books but it didn’t clarify if pens are to be used for graphs and diagrams. For which colleges asked the students to use pens even for diagrams which created problems for students as drawing diagrams first with a pencil and then with a pen was time-consuming and one cannot erase a mistake. This created confusion among many colleges’ engineering students and moreover answer sheets were to be scanned by MU and uploaded on the website, from where examiners will access them for evaluation.
Recent circular on online assessment says that any engineering student who has illegible or poor handwriting may face strict consequences by receiving zero marks which the students were not informed in advance.
- Announcement of 56 exams postponement 1 day before:
- Failure in uploading Internal marks through MKCL portal:
- Unfair Scaling down policy of Internal marks: