HC overrules MU’s decision; students will get an additional supplement

Petitioner Manasi Bhushan, a final year student of law said in a petition that the university’s decision to prohibit students using supplements is irrational

HC overrules MU’s decision; students will get an additional supplement

Law students had filed a petition against the Mumbai University’s decision of not providing an extra supplement. Today, the Bombay High Court ordered the university to come out with a new decision putting a stay on university’s earlier decision, said Mansi Bhushan, the petitioner.  

Earlier last week, petitioner Manasi Bhushan, also a final year student of law, had approached the high court arguing that the university’s decision to prohibit students from using supplements was irrational.

Several petitions have been filed in court alleging that their supplementary answer sheets were lost by the university, and they had thus, lost out on marks. The university gave such students marks based on the principle of averages only after the court intervened. Hence, it appears that the university has now come up with the novel idea that if there are no supplements there won’t be any question of supplements being lost,” the bench said.

The university had argued that during their online assessment, officials got confused as all answer sheet booklets issued by the university have separate barcodes and the supplements booklets had different barcodes.

It had also argued that in other cases, several supplementary sheets had also been misplaced.

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And so, the authorities had decided to direct the students to limit their answers to the 37-page long main answer booklet in all exams. However, the bench rejected the University’s argument that the main answer booklet was enough for all students to complete their answers.

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