Mumbai University (MU) has been under the scanner over the last few months. Based on the recent series of events, Governor, C. Vidyasagar Rao has now appointed Dhiren Patel as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor of MU. The decision was taken in order to complete the work on or before the new deadline, i.e., 15 August 2017. It is also being said that University’s current Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh has been sent on a leave, as he was not able to achieve the deadlines, earlier set by the government.
Devanand Shinde, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Shivaji University of Kolhapur, will be taking charge of the position temporarily.
Patel currently serves as the Director of Veeramata Jijabai Technical Institute (VJTI). In addition to his current role, he is also expected to release the pending results at the earliest possibility.
The results of various branch examinations were expected to be released in the months of March-April, but eventually got delayed despite the government announcing two new deadlines, i.e., July 31 and August 5. As per reports, more than 3 lakh answer sheets were to be examined; and Deshmukh had predicted the results to be released no earlier than August 15.
This delay has caused a lot of trouble to the students and their respective careers. Further, due to the same issue, many political parties also demanded the dismissal of Deshmukh.