After missing all its claimed deadlines, Mumbai University on Wednesday, told Bombay High Court that it will finish its process of assessing the answer sheets, declaring results and issuing mark sheets for all the UG courses by September 19.
Rui Rodrigues, appearing for the university counsel said "We have completed most of the work and are trying to declare all results for regular undergraduate courses by September 19, besides issuing the marksheets. The results for courses offered through distance learning, however, will take some more time."
He also blamed the holidays of Bakri Eid and Ganpati for the delay and said "Several teaching staff remained unavailable for assessment work on account of the holidays".
A division bench of Justice Anoop V Mohta and Justice Bharati Dangre said that at a time of emergency like this, university cannot give reasons like holidays and unavailability of the staff for further delay in declaring the results.
Believing the university's new claimed deadline, the bench also directed the CET (Common Entrance Test) cell to extend its application deadline to September 22.
“Such extension is essential for such helpless students, who had made it to the merit list of the Law CET conducted earlier this year, but were unable to secure admissions to colleges of their choice in the absence of their undergraduate mark sheets,” said the court.
This time the justice bench asked the university to submit a written statement giving details about the date of completion of assessment, declaration of results, and the delivery of the mark sheets to all students.