A DAY after Bombay University came under the scanner for issuing wrong mark sheets to its final year law students from the previous batch, a new issue has surfaced. The Semester V examination of the three-year LLB course of the University of Bombay is scheduled to begin from November 29, but law colleges have complained of technical glitches in the system while trying to upload the grades of the previous exams, without which the students’ enrollment cannot be finalized. .
Due to the delay, the college is also unable to issue hall tickets, which has left students wondering if the exam will be held as per the schedule.
While the colleges have alleged glitches in the technology, the university has claimed that the colleges wait until the last minute to upload the data, leading to chaos.
All the colleges have to upload the marks data of the students on a portal provided by the University of Bombay to ensure the enrollment of the students in the final year examinations, which are conducted by the university. Enrollment of a student in the third year is confirmed only after the data of the first two years is uploaded on this portal, after which the student is registered for the final year exams.
“Due to a technical glitch in the portal, many law colleges have been unable to load the data, resulting in a delay in enrollment,” said the principal of a law college, requesting anonymity.
According to the university administrations, the practice has always been to upload the marks of all previous exams before the 5th semester exam, to ensure that completely up-to-date information is uploaded. “Initially, it was announced that the exam will start from November 23, but now it has been postponed to November 29. Any further delay will also delay the exam,” said advocate Sachin Pawar, president of Student Law Council, a student organization. .
The University of Bombay, however, has maintained that this is a problem faced by only a few universities which have not completed the process of up-gradation of marks after each examination.
In an official reply, the university said, “It is because some law colleges did not upload the data of their first two years, (that’s why) their V semester registration remains incomplete. These colleges should upload the pending data on a priority basis, after which the enrollment forms for the V semester will be generated.”