MU loves to test its students but itself fails consistently given any situation. Then be it admissions of students to organizing their exams or completing the syllabus for students to declaring their results. You just have to throw a situation at MU and you will be amazed to see the consistency with which it manages to disappoint you! That requires some efforts and dedication now! ;-)
Recently a Law graduate student filed a case against the Mumbai University as it failed to postpone the exams of law students. As per the student, admissions in MU got completed in the month of December. Since then, the students have attended hardly 3-4 weeks of classes and the university has already announced their exams in the month of January. As per university rules, a semester must comprise of 90 working days and the syllabus should be completed before the commencement of the examination. But looks like MU trusts it students way too much thinking that they will ace the subjects on their own or think that a fairy will go around with its magic wand and teach the students all the expected syllabus in one fine night. Wow! We love you MU!
Just a week after the law college student’s complaint another similar complaint was lodged by a post graduate student studying law. And let me tell you friends, just like other special facilities that the lucky students and lucky teachers are offered at MU for years now, this is another characteristic of MU since ages for which it is well known J. Oh yes, many such incidents have been reported in the past where students have complained regarding announcement of exams without completion of syllabus.
This puts pressure not only on students but on teachers as well. Teachers already have a very tight schedule to complete the syllabus. And when the University goofs up on the examination announcement it puts more pressure on the teachers to complete the syllabus. In all the efforts that students have taken in the past to get their exams postponed, teachers have always sided with the students.
Students have indeed succeeded in convincing university in their attempt at proving their point and getting the exams postponed. But this has become a routine now. I don’t understand why students have to go about pleading and asking the university to give them a fair amount of time to complete the syllabus every single semester? Has the University forgotten the rules it has itself laid down? Before announcing any policy or taking any decision, does the University really think of its students and its teachers even once? If yes, then why do these problems keep surfacing time and again? If no, then who is the University working for?
All these are serious questions that need attention.