THE Mumbai University has a magnificent clock tower which is a landmark heritage structure in the city. Mumbai has some top class colleges affiliated to the University which attract students from many parts of the country. The University always had good vice-chancellors who were eminent educationists and who directed its affairs in an able manner.
It seems, however, something has gone wrong, somewhere. There was some agitation a month ago and there were protests by students against the vice-chancellor. And now this year, there has been what seems to be a failure in the conduct of examinations. Both the head and the staff of the university owe an apology, to students who were put to great inconvenience — thanks to lack of any proper organised effort.
There have been many leaks of question papers, students were not informed about examination centres, and delay in the beginning of examinations. No explanation has been given for the frequent leaks of question papers.
Finally, the university has asked the police to probe the leaks. It looks like the university has lost control. There has been bad management and lack of efficient organization.
It is time and an effort is made to find out what has gone wrong and how repeatedly mistakes have been made.