The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell informed the Bombay High Court on August 22 that is has decided to extend the deadline to August 31 for applying to Mumbai University's law courses.
The commissioner of CET cell said that the admission to extend the deadline was taken as there is no response from the university about the results of the undergraduate students.
He, however, added that “any further extension of the deadline would be difficult”.
Initially, the deadline to apply for the law courses was August 5 but it was extended to August 18 in the light of the delay in results' announcement and now it has been extended to August 31.
The announcement about the extension in the deadline was a major relief to the students who made it to the merit list of the CET but in the absence of the mark-sheets for the undergraduate courses were unable to secure the admissions.
The university also told the high court that it is working hard to tackle the delay in the results but was unable to inform the court about the exact date of the result declaration.
Rui Rodrigues, was representing the University in the court and asked for the time till August 24 to give clear picture about declaring the results.
Rodrigues also told the court that the delay is primarily because of the technical glitches in the system.
“These glitches, however, are being resolved. We have cancelled the leaves of all the teachers and asked them to concentrate only on assessing the answer sheets for now,” Rodrigues said.