It is the middle of the exam season, and in this backdrop, the decision of Mumbai University pro-vice-chancellor Naresh Chandra to resign three weeks before his retirement, can spell trouble for the institution.
The university, for the first time in the last many years, is functioning without a pro-VC, the official who is in-charge of examinations and chairman of the grievance cell, and may soon not have a controller either. The term of the incumbent vice-chancellor Rajan Welukar ends in July. The university may not appoint a new pro-VC until then. The VC and pro-VC’s posts are co-terminus, according to the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994.
It may be mentioned that the Mumbai University is set to have its own mobile application soon, which will not only inform students about old and new courses, but will also provide details of exam timetables, results and status of re-evaluation results.
The Android-based mobile application will be an authorised university application and will be provided free of cost. Officials claimed it would help provide certain facilities such as downloading circulars and notifications on their phones and will be available to students at their fingertips.