Bombay High Court declares, Varsity not to Deny Extra Answer Sheets To Students

Gurleen Kaur | Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:45 PM IST

Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court issued an interim order directing the Mumbai University to ensure that students appearing for undergraduate and
postgraduate examinations are provided with 'supplements' or extra answer sheets if they require it to complete their answers. A bench of Justices BR
 Gavai and BP Colabawalla said that while the university had prohibited the students from asking for extra sheets, or 'supplements' as they are called,
to avoid problems in its online assessment system, the students could not be penalised for its 'erroneous' decision.'We have come across several matters
where students are suffering on account of erroneous decisions by the university.'Several petitions have been filed in court alleging that their supplementary
answer sheets were lost by the university, and they had thus, lost out on marks. The university gave such students marks based on the principle of averages
only after the court intervened,' the bench said.