Students can now get papers re-evaluated
Following a petition filed by nine students of the University of Mumbai, the Bombay High court division bench of Chief Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud yesterday directed the university to reintroduce the system of re-evaluation.
The system has been approved with necessary checks and balances and reduced fees. The system of re-evaluation had been scrapped in 2002.
• Student applies for photocopies of the paper paying Rs 400 as fees per paper.
• Students give written undertaking that they would not approach the university for any change in the way the paper was re-evaluated.
• University provides photocopies of answer paper in three months’ time.
• Three-member committee of academics to be set up for each faculty.
• Committee to verify and approve each application.
• In case it is approved, student pays re-evaluation fees of Rs 500 per paper.
• In case the new marks are 10 per cent more than the original marks, the entire fees would be refunded.
• Students asking for photocopies of answer papers to be charged Rs 100 per paper.
• University to provide photocopies of answer papers in three weeks.
• Random moderation of answer papers.