Mumbai University has announced an extension of its admission deadline once again – this time, by 12 days.
The move came as several colleges under the university failed to fill their vacant seats on time. As per available records, this is the first ever time when the Mumbai University is extending its admission deadline beyond August.
Principals, however, argue that the extension is not practically feasible because semester-end exams are merely a month away.
Traditionally, MU allowed its colleges to fill their respective vacant seats till August 31. However, this year was different as the university allowed colleges to increase their total number of seats on August 17.
City colleges are not facing this problem. There could be vacant seats in colleges in far-flung areas. Also, we have extended the deadline mainly for postgraduate admissions. The seats are not yet filled in colleges and university departments,” M A Khan, university’s registrar, said.
But many principals are of the opinion that the extension of the deadline will only create more issues for the colleges as the new students will eventually lack the minimum attendance required to sit in the semester end examination (which are barely a month away).