Aditya Thackeray targets VC over online assessment chaos
In order to expedite the online assessment process, the Mumbai University announced four free-lecture days from 24 July to 27 July. This chaos has triggered politicos to jump in. Yuva Sena’s president Aditya Thackeray has asked for the resignation of the state education minister Vinod Tawade and Mumbai University’s vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh. He later tweeted - "We've protested against MU's faults for the last 7 years and got it corrected. Never before was it so bad and chaotic as today."
Finally are the Education Minister and the Vice Chancellor understanding the needs of the MU and education or must they resign?— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) July 24, 2017
The MU is trying hard to meet up with the governor's 31 July deadline to announce results by extending the noninstructional days up to July 27 for all affiliated colleges. Teachers are requested to put in extra hours for assessment if required.
The VC has decided to seek the help of Nagpur University to check 6 lakhs of answer copies. Also, the MU will be sending over 2 lakh answer copies to the Nagpur University for assessment. Till now, over 2 lakh answer books have been scanned by Mumbai University already and they aim to declare the results before the deadline.