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Mumbai University law student marked ‘absent’ in all papers emerges high scorer

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MUMBAI: The law student from Government Law College, who was marked 'absent' in all four subjects in his sixth and final semester, could emerge as one of the toppers in Mumbai University. After his papers were traced and evaluated, Parshva Bhankharia's final semester score was 71.75%—which is considered to be a very high score for law graduates.

Earlier this month, TOI had reported that Bhankharia, a topper from GLC, had scored around 65% in his previous semesters, but was marked absent in all his final semester papers. After making several rounds of the university's examination house, he finally managed to get his marksheet a day before Diwali.
While results of the three-year LLB programme's final semester were out in August, Bhankharia and many like him are getting their marksheets in phases. His aggregate score in the final year of LLB—including semesters V and VI—was 70.12%; again a high score.

Bhankharia said he was expecting a higher score in the final exam, but is overjoyed at crossing the 70%-mark. "From being marked absent to being the topper is good news for me," he said. After pursuing the matter with several university officials to get his results to avoid the loss of a year, he was happy to get the marksheet early this week. Since the schedule for LLM admissions was postponed after other students sought a stay, Bhankharia can now comfortably apply for his masters' programme too.

Lakhs of students suffered this year after MU's implementation of online assessment led to unprecedented delays in the announcement of results. Students whose answersheets were untraceable were marked absent in those subjects even as the university kept their results in reserve. While most of the students were marked absent in one or two subjects, Bhankharia was marked 'AA' in all four subjects.

Missing papers were traced manually and then assessed, leading to further delays. Around 3,700 answersheets, which were missing from the system, were finally given average of the marks scored in the remaining subjects, as decided by the Board of Examinations.

While the university claims to have announced all the 'reserved' results after the first semester ended, students' woes are far from over. After the pending results were announced after a delay of five months, many students have found themselves failing in one or two subjects and now have no option but to go in for revaluation. The revaluation process is likely to take another two to three weeks and they will not be able to appear for the repeaters' exam post Diwali. The university has received over 50,000 applications for revaluation. Source : TOI

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