Var­sity’s in­te­grated course lands stu­dents in trou­ble

Mid Day - - CITY - PALLAVI SMART pallavi.smart@mid-day.com

THE Mum­bai Univer­sity or what you will, prom­ises to be chaotic. Now its in­te­grated course of BMS-MBA has brought it fur­ther shame. Around 130 stu­dents who took it at the var­sity’s Thane sub­cen­tre, are a troubled lot. Even as 40 of them have com­pleted six semesters, they have not got mark-sheets for them. These 40 want to opt for the exit fa­cil­ity promised to them by the var­sity af­ter com­plet­ing BMS, but have been told they can­not do so. When they spoke to the ad­min­is­tra­tion, they were in for a shock, as the au­thor­i­ties started say­ing there was no such course.

Stu­dents have al­leged that they were promised that they would be able to exit the course af­ter com­plet­ing six semesters of BMS, with a de­gree. The course has an­other two years of the MBA de­gree.

“We took all ex­am­i­na­tions but don’t have mark-sheets for any. They keep giv­ing us weird rea­sons such as the pat­tern has changed, there is a de­lay in print­ing etc,” said a stu­dent. They have now ap­proached higher au­thor­i­ties as well as the ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter for a so­lu­tion.

Vinod Malale, Deputy Regis­trar and PRO of the var­sity’s ex­am­i­na­tion sec­tion, said, “Af­ter re­ceiv­ing stu­dents’ com­plaints, the univer­sity is look­ing into the mat­ter to re­solve the is­sue.”

How­ever, an­other se­nior of­fi­cial ex­plained, “It has al­ways been an in­te­grated course, so no one can leave in the mid­dle of it. There has been a de­mand for the op­tion to leave af­ter BMS, and the then au­thor­i­ties may have as­sured it, but there is no such of­fi­cial fa­cil­ity. As for mark-sheets, some have been given.” FOUR armed men al­legedly looted R16.58 lakh from a cash van in Mankhurd on Wed­nes­day, po­lice said. The cash van of a com­pany en­gaged in the busi­ness of trans­port­ing money, was mov­ing to­wards Mum­bai af­ter col­lect­ing cash from Mankhurd and Go­vandi rail­way sta­tions when the in­ci­dent took place, po­lice said. The ac­cused, armed with choppers and firearms, stopped the van by hit­ting it with a stick, cops said.

Stu­dents have writ­ten to the con­troller of ex­am­i­na­tions, ask­ing for a so­lu­tion to the is­sue

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