The Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra has extended the deadline for submitting applications for law courses. The CET cell informed High Court of Bombay that the deadline to submit applications for the admission to law courses is August 31, 2017. Since the University of Mumbai has not yet declared the final year results of UG courses, CET cell has decided to extend the date. According to sources, CET cell will not extend the date further after August 31, 2017, as it has already been done thrice.
The extension of application date is a sigh of relief to many aspirants who qualified in MHT CET (Law) 2017 entrance examination and were not able to register for admission due to the absence of UG mark sheets. The delay in declaration of results of Mumbai University has been disrupting the admission process for various courses. Apart from law, the seats in popular colleges for various courses have been filled. If the candidates want to join PG courses, they need to look among the limited options available.
According to sources, the University of Mumbai might declare the results for various courses on August 24, 2017. However, the varsity has not given any clarity of Bombay High Court on the exact date for declaring results. The advocate/lawyer representing Mumbai University sought time until August 24 to give clarity on the exact date of the results announcement. He submitted that the technical glitches in the online assessment/ evaluation process were the primary reasons for the delay. Now, all the issues have been sorted out. The varsity also cancelled the leaves for all the teachers who are involved in the assessment process, he added.
So far, the varsity has assessed around 14,000 answer sheets belonging to Science, Arts and Commerce streams. The Vice Chancellor of the varsity has been supervising the evaluation process personally. He also appointed a new controller of examinations. There is no clarity whether the varsity commenced the evaluation of answer sheets of LLB course.
The varsity will inform the HC of Bombay on the exact date for results declaration on August 24, 2017. At the same time, the varsity will also need to submit the details of the number of LLB answer sheets assessed and remaining.
A few days back, the varsity had declared the final year results of B.Sc and B.A courses. Still, there are numerous answer sheets to be evaluated, particularly Law and Commerce streams.