Mumbai University Academic Council hails V-C Deshmukh’s OSM efforts

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At a time when close to 4,000 students at the University of Mumbai are still awaiting their results, five months after the exams, the varsity’s Academic Council has hailed Dr Sanjay Deshmukh ‘s decision of introducing on-screen evaluation at a meeting convened on Wednesday.

The university’s academic council in its meeting on Wednesday passed a resolution congratulating Dr Sanjay Deshmukh (who is currently being sent on ‘forced leave’ owing to the result mess) for his ‘efforts that led to the introduction of the on-screen marking (OSM) system’ hailing it as a successful practice.

Sources in the academic council said that a senior professor who happens to be close to Deshmukh proposed that the council should acknowledge Dr Deshmukh’s efforts for bringing in a new system of evaluation. This was backed by a group of academicians who are a part of the council and a resolution congratulating Dr Deshmukh was passed.

University officials denied that such a resolution was passed. “No such decision was taken” responded Dr Devanand Shinde, acting Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai.

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  • Many see the resolution as an attempt of a few members in bringing Dr Deshmukh back to the university even as the state government is yet to take a final decision in this regard.

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