BMS students seek extra marks for errors in Mumbai University question paper

Thousands of students of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) course of Mumbai University, who appeared for the final year exam in April, have demanded extra marks for "errors" in a question paper.

The students have launched an online petition over the issue.

Describing the background, the petition says, "On April 20 (2015), Mumbai University conducted the examination for Operations Research (OR) for BMS students. There was a paper correction in Q1(a) and Q2(B), which was given to the students in the last half-an-hour of the paper submission."

"The major correction came late and no extra time was given. Students had asked their exam supervisors for extra time and the reply they received was 'No'. Students were warned that if they ask again then they will not be able to give the exams further and will be escorted out of the examination hall," it added.

The petition further says that the results are now out and majority of students have failed in the subject. "Students, who had never got a KT (keep terms) in years of BMS, have got it now. Due to this, rankers have cleared with borderline marks, spoiling their total aggregate.

Students, who wanted to pursue further studies, now have to deal with this blow," it said. Accusing the Mumbai University of "extremely insensitive" attitude towards the students' woes, they have demanded extra marks for the question paper errors. When contacted, the university administration said they have already started taking corrective measures in this regard.

"We have initiated corrective measures in this regard and over 80 per cent work in this direction has been done. Students, whose problems have still not been addressed, they are advised to approach their Principals," Leeladhar Bansod, Deputy Registrar (Public Relations) of Mumbai University told PTI

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