On one side of the line many students of the Mumbai University are waiting for their results to be declared and on the other side students who were marked absent in the exams are queuing at their exam center for gathering the proof that they appeared for the exams.
Students are gathering proof of their attendance even after the university said that students who appeared for the exam and are unable to see their marks shows that there marks are not available at the moment and they need not prove their attendance.
According to the MU rules, if the student/s appeared for the exam is/are marked absent in the exam then they need to gather the proof of their presence from the exam center.
Hemlata Bagla, principal of KC College, Churchgate, said that "students have been coming in to seek proof of attendance. Generally, the rule is if you are marked absent, you have to get your attendance to the exam house. For students it is the easiest way to find out at which point the error occurred.”
This year, large numbers of students were marked absent in the exam and now, they are panicking. “I don't know what to do. My friends told me to get proof from the exam center that I appeared for the exam,” said an LLB student of New Law College, requesting anonymity.
“We have clarified that if a student has been marked absent, it does not mean they were absent but that their mark for that particular paper is unavailable at the moment. It is a default setting in the new system wherein we have to mark the student absent to withhold the result in the reserved category,” said the acting director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation, Arjun Ghatule.
The University also appealed the students not to panic and wait till university assesses all the papers. “There were a few problems both online and offline. They have been fixed. Students can be assured that their results will be made available. These results will be declared within 10-12 days,” said Ghatule.