Mumbai University results: 3.25 lakh answer sheets yet to be evaluated

While the Mumbai University (MU) has scheduled the result declaration date for the undergraduate courses today, that is, July 31, it seems the varsity will miss the deadline. Of the 477 examinations that the MU conducted in March and April this year, the results of 340 courses are pending. Even as officials are hopeful of declaring most results on Monday, the deadline set by the governor and chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, a whopping 3.25 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated. Over a lakh papers are to be moderated. In…

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Mumbai University declares 4 more no-teaching days for paper evaluation

After four no-teaching days for teachers to concentrate on exam paper evaluation, the University of Mumbai has extended the non-instructional days by four more days. In a circular issued Thursday evening, officiating Director of Examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till July 31, for only the Arts, Law and Commerce faculties. The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the July 31 deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The circular clarifies that the Science and Technology faculty is through with…

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On-screen assessment of Mumabi University papers: Govt-appointed assessing officer issues notice to service provider

AMID THE chaos over the onscreen assessment process of the University of Mumbai that has led to delay in result declaration, a government-appointed assessing officer has now issued a notice to the technical service provider over the glitches in the system. Vinayak Dalvi, officer on special duty to the examination section of the varsity, on Saturday served a notice to the agency handling the onscreen assessment process. “We have issued a strongly-worded notice citing all the problems encountered by teachers so far. We have asked the service provider to ensure…

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Periyar University UG, PG result 2017 declared, check result online

The Periyar University has published the result for UG and PG examination today. The students can access the results from the official website – periyaruniversity.ac.in. The examination for both graduation and post-graduation was held in April this year. Moreover, the Periyar University results can also be received from the students’ respective colleges. The website is functioning slow as thousands of students are trying to view their scores. We suggest you to wait patiently and then access the result. Periyar University UG, PG result 2017, here’s how to check Step 1:…

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Marginalised child: Will Nirmal, the daughter of a woman who irons clothes, get a chance to study in Delhi University?

It is 1:30 am as I sit down to type this. It took me 15 minutes to fill out the Delhi University Admission Form, which is an achievement considering that it took other people almost an hour. There’s a simple reason for this: most people prefer to fill the form in the morning or the evening with their parents peering over their shoulders telling them to “apply ECA Indian Music” for a prize they won in Class 4. Not me, though. I started working on the DU Admission Form at…

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Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University

Nordic fashion took centre stage in the Swedish capital last week as Stockholm University hosted the “first-ever” academic conference looking at luxury and sustainability in the fashion industry. Why Stockholm attracts so many successful researchers (03 May 16) “How can the fashion industry teach the consumer to recycle?” asked Paula von Wachenfeldt, Head of Studies at Stockholm University’s Centre for Fashion Studies and one of the organizers of the conference. The question was one of many taken up at the Global Fashion Conference, which brought together hundreds of scholars and…

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University lecturers threaten marking boycott in pay dispute

University lecturers are threatening a marking and work-setting boycott in the autumn term in an escalation of their dispute with employers over pay. The University College Union has also pledged to disrupt open days and graduations if it is not settled. The row, which led to a two-day walkout last week, is over a 1.1% pay offer, which the Universities and Colleges Employers Association say is “good”. However, union general secretary Sally Hunt says the offer is an “insult”. The employers group has argued that the offer is at, and…

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University wipes out gender pay gap with salary hike

A UK university is giving its female professors a one-off salary hike to wipe out the gender pay gap with their male colleagues. The University of Essex is raising female professors’ pay, to bring their average salaries level with the men. It comes as UK pay data analysis by the Times Higher Education says full-time female academics are paid 11% less than men. Essex said the move was motivated by “impatience” for change over the issue. Vice-chancellor Anthony Forster said other steps dedicated to improving women’s promotion chances had failed…

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US fake university sting: 21 arrested, including 10 Indians

A fresh case of US visa denial has come into light, where US law enforcement agencies have arrested around 21 people, including 10 Indian Americans. The students now face probable deportation. So far, arrests have been made in New York, New Jersey, Washington and Virginia. The persons involved in the visa fraud case allegedly contacted a fake university in New Jersey in order to provide certificates for students legally studying and working in the US. This fake university was indirectly initiated by a few agents of Homeland Security Investigations (a…

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