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Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO), Mumbai Maharashtra is an association of teachers.
Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO) is situated in Mumbai of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, District.




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HC issues notice to college teachers union on strike call

Mumbai, May 10 Bombay High Court today issued a notice to Maharashtra Federation of University Colleges Teachers Association, seeking its reply to a petition challenging its call for a strike, and the decision to boycott checking of answer sheets of the TY B Com examination. The division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and S S Shinde was hearing the petition filed by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of BJP, challenging the decision of the association to boycott assessment of answer sheets till teachers demands were met.

The association has also announced a `Jail Bharo Andolan. As per the University rules, the results have to be declared within 45 days from the last date of examination. According to the petition, 45 days have passed since the last examination got over in Mumbai and Pune, but the results are not yet out. Advocate Uday Warunjikar, the petitioners lawyer, argued that if results were not declared, it would delay the admission process for further courses.

The petition also says that governments decision to get the answer sheets checked by contractual and non-permanent teachers was not in students best interests, as these teachers would not be qualified enough. It seeks action against all the teachers and the organisations who have called for this boycott. The court directed the association to file its reply by June 18.

Maha gives ultimatum to striking lecturers

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today asked the striking lecturers, affiliated to the Maharashtra Federation of University College Teachers Union (MFUCTU), to return to work by Friday or face action.

Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope told after a meeting of vice chancellors of all universities that even though the professors resumed duty and started assessing examination papers, the work could still be completed by June 10.

He said 50 per cent of the paper evaluation work in the universities of Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad is completed, while at Solapur, Amravati, Jalgaon and Pune universities 15 to 20 per cent of the work is done in arts, commerce and science colleges.

According to the minister, 90 per cent of the striking lecturers are from private-aided colleges who are appointed by the management.

Maha gives ultimatum to striking lecturers
Notices will be issued to the managements as well as the lecturers if they do not report by Friday.

Government holds the powers to stop the salaries, he added.

Tope said the government had directed the vice chancellors to ensure that students are not adversely affected in anyway.

Speaking about the demands of the striking MFUCTU professors, Tope said the government has agreed to pay the cash component of Rs 431 crore of the last ten months as part of the Sixth Pay Commission in two installments.

Maha gives ultimatum to striking lecturers
The first (installment) will be paid in July while the second in April-May next year, he added.

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The Maharashtra government has given an ultimatum to teachers who have refused to participate in evaluation work across state universities. Those who do not report to assessment centres on Saturday will face cancellation of approval or suffer loss of pay; in the case of aided colleges, the government has asked the institutes to take action against striking teachers.

Minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope said he would meet representatives of the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organization (MFUCTO) to try and iron out minor differences that are still persisting. But the teachers must realize that the fate of 25 lakh students is in their hands. The minor issues are not as significant in comparison . The chief minister has graciously agreed to most of their demands.

The government thinks the teachers are being picky over minor concerns. Issuing a government resolution and setting the ball rolling will take its own procedural time. Students are the cornerstone of our universities and teachers must return to work so that our childrens careers are not affected, Tope said.

Teachers have been boycotting assessment work since early April. Despite that, Mumbai University recorded that 3.71 lakh of 5.04 lakh answer scripts had been evaluated till Friday, when over 1,000 teachers reported for assessment . TYBSc assessment would be complete by the end of the week, said university officials ; of 60,692 answer books, 57,107 have been checked. In the case of TYBSc (IT) papers, the job of correction and moderation is over. To date, the university has declared the results of 54 examinations, most being diploma and certificate programmes.

Director of examinations Subhash Deo said, We have directed the affiliated colleges to take action against the striking teachers, failing which the university will step in.

Bombay University and College Teachers Union member Madhu Paranjpe said, We raised some disagreements with the state government today. It has sent a query to the UGC-unwarranted at this stage. They are just delaying the whole process despite that the UGC has already sent three notifications to the government, clarifying their stand on NET-SET.

The NET-SET battle goes back to the late 1990s, when the UGC made it mandatory for teaching candidates to take the tests. But the state government decided to implement the rule retrospectively. So, several MPhil-qualified teachers appointed between September 1991 and April 2000 were affected. Paranjpe said the government could not cancel approvals of teachers for not reporting to examination work as it was not under its purview.

City Aghast At A Great Institutions Downhill Ride

MUMBAI University, once among the best in the world, is today in a mess. Eminent citizens react with dismay to its deterioration

Where are the publicspirited people?

Where have they gone? Why arent they raising their voice against the bungling that is going on in the university? There is no loyalty towards students and there is a lack of professional integrity in the teaching profession. The travesty of higher education is that there is no reward for creative teaching. If teachers impact society and the student community, then their public character must be unquestionable. One can say the same about any professional, but change must start at a place where there is still some idealism existing. The seeds of tomorrows societal change must be sown in the academic world
Mumbai University is like Indian hockey... in the news always, albeit for the wrong reasons. It is very sad to see the careers of thousands of students being put on the line. This is simply not done. Ideally, there should be a system in place by which not only are exams conducted smoothly and efficiently but immense accountability while correcting examination sheets is also exercised. Teachers cannot boycott evaluation work, as it is a major part of their job. The university is making matters worse by lowering the qualification of those who can assess final-year papers from three years to one. These are ad hoc measures. Ideally, they should be thinking long-term.

Bombay University, when I attended It, used to command respect bordering on awe. Nobody questioned its decisions, which were exemplary. It is with great sadness that I have to admit it is no longer so... Education in a democracy is a fundament. An informed, intelligent and sensitive public keeps democracy alive. If that aspect is ignored, we are cutting the very root of a democratic society. By destroying institutions like our universities, we are sowing a very bad crop for the future. Someone must file a PIL and take the matter to court, and the court must come down heavily on the university. Everything affiliated to our political system is getting completely hijacked, and the judiciary must take note of it.

The university lacks the lustre and the elan it had several years ago when I was a student there-a very proud one. The deterioration now is pathetic-I dont know if this is because of the rapid expansion or too much of politics entering the administration. There used to be paper leaks during our times too, but we used to get results on time. The entire revaluation system that has been introduced now is a dangerous source of corruption. Several years ago, the then chancellor had appointed an efficient IAS officer, D T Joseph, as the controller of examinations. Things were far better then

Mumbai University to take action against striking staff

While teachers on strike are strong on their stand, Mumbai University officials say that there has been an increase in the number of teachers who have reported for the Centralised Assessment Process (CAP) in the last couple of days.

University authorities are confident that the results will be declared on time as they claim that huge lots of the assessment work have already been completed.

Meanwhile, the University will initiate action against teachers who are participating in the boycott under the banner of Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO), from Monday. The actions will be taken as per the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. The state government is also contemplating stopping the salaries of those teachers who did not resume duty by yesterday.

Subhash Deo, director of examinations, Mumbai University, said, Colleges have been asked to provide data of the teachers who have failed to resume assessment duty. Principals or the managements will then take action on such teachers from Monday and a report will be submitted to the university about the actions taken. While the actions will be initiated from Monday, we are witnessing increase in the number of teachers reporting for the assessment work. In fact, in some cases we do not have assessment work left for such teachers who are reporting for the assessment duty now.

According to information provided by Deo, BScIT assessment work is already completed. Eighty percent assessment of BSc Pure Science is over and 70% evaluation is over for BEd. Around 45-50% assessment work of professional courses like BMM and BMS, is over.

Tapati Mukhopadhyay, general secretary of the MFUCTO, said, I do not know from where Mumbai University officials are witnessing an increase in the number of teachers who are reporting for assessments now. As far as MFUCTOs stand is concerned, we have decided to continue the boycott.

Assessment boycott: University awaits order to act against teachers

The University of Mumbai still awaits state governments direction to initiate action against teachers participating in the boycott of Centralised Assessment Process, under the banner of Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO).

There is an appreciable increase in the number of teachers who are resuming for the assessment duty. We will wait for governments instructions to decide on taking action against teachers, said Naresh Chandra, pro vice chancellor.

A principal from a south Mumbai college said: Almost all teachers from my college have resumed duty in the last two days. Only a few MFUCTO members are still adamant.

But MFUCTO office bearers deny the claim.

While Chandra claimed the varsity has forwarded the state governments letter to college managements, but refused to divulge anything about the content, colleges denied receiving any directive from the varsity about taking action against protesting teachers.

A senior varsity official said: The appointing authorities, in this case the college managements, and not the university can take action, but based on the government directives.

But Tapati Mukhopadhyay, general secretary of MFUCTO, said: The organisation stands strong on its decision. The boycott will continue until the state government gives a satisfactory reply to our demands. The demands include regularising teachers who have been exempted from the rule of NET or SET required to become a professor, implementing a pay scale as per the 6th Pay Commission.

Maharashtra govt buckles but teachers' strike still on

MUMBAI: As college and university teachers intensified their agitation on Wednesday, the state government swung into action and drew up a detailed plan on when their demands would be met. The state also promised to bring up the matter before the cabinet within a week. Yet, the final call on whether the strike would be called off will be taken on Friday afternoon.

Early on Wednesday, the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers' Organization (MFUCTO) received a letter from the state government accepting all their demands with a timeframe in place on when they will be paid the cash component (arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission).

Rajesh Tope, minister of higher and technical education, said, We have issued a fresh letter promising to meet their demands in a time-bound manner. Simultaneously, we have asked all the universities to take stringent measures against them if they fail to resume work soon. The decision has been taken at the chief minister's level.

The arrears of the VIth Pay Commission-a total of Rs 431 crore-will be released in a phased manner: The first instalment will be paid in June and the second in April 2013, stated the letter. The state will also bring up the issue of regularizing teachers affected by the National Eligibility Test (NET) or the State Eligibility Test (SET) in the cabinet within a week. The teachers' strike began in the first week of April, which in turn has affected the evaluation work of exam answer books at most state universities.

Tapati Mukhopadhyay, general secretary of MFUCTO, said, The letter will be placed before the governing council of MFUCTO on Friday, where we will decide on our next course of action. She added that the call to intensify the strike in the University of Mumbai's jurisdiction was a success. Almost 100% of BUCTU teachers did not report to centralized assessment process (CAP( centres across Mumbai. We personally visited some of the centres and they were mostly empty.

However, figures from the university examination house portrayed a different picture. Out of the 4,655 teachers appointed for the assessment work for various courses, around 1,656 teachers were present on Wednesday, said controller of examinations S M Suryavanshi. Attendance over the past few days has been a lot higher, hovering around 3,000 teachers who have been participating in correction work. When TOI contacted some CAP centres, officials in-charge said attendance was indeed low. On a normal day, we have an attendance of 45 to 50 teachers; only seven reported to work today, said a principal.

Teachers' attendance was especially low for post-graduate and self-financing courses. At the Kalina campus-the largest CAP centre-around 625 teachers reported to work on Wednesday. Subhash Deo, director of examinations, said, Assessment work was not hit. It was business as usual. We are on track and will be able to declare results in time. To date, the university has announced results of 108 exams.

'Paper correction not up to mark'

The University of Mumbai may take pride in the fact that it has managed to speed up evaluation, but faculty members are worried about the quality of correction work. In a letter to the governor, the head of statistics department has demanded that the process be started all over again once the strike is called off. Ulhas Dixit, statistics HoD, said correction work was possible only because the eligibility of assessors was manipulated. Asking the chancellor of universities K Sankaranarayanan to intervene, Dixit said, papers of TYBSc (Computer Science) and TYBCom, among others, have been assessed by teachers who have only one year's experience. According to Mumbai University's rule, a teacher should have more than three years of experience to be an examiner. This rule was highly diluted, the letter said. Dixit said that several teachers met the vice-chancellor over this issue.

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