Morover, Blaming the holidays for Bakri Eid and Ganpati, Rodrigues also said, "Several teaching staff remained unavailable for assessment work on account of the holidays."
Further, Rodrigues informed the court that of the 477 examinations conducted for the various regular undergraduate courses, the results for 464 exams had already been declared.
A division bench of Justice Anoop V Mohta and Justice Bharati Dangre, who was hearing the matter, however, said that at a "time of emergency" like this one, the university could not point to the unavailability of staff as a reason for the delay.
The bench of Justice has now directed the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell to extend its deadline for filing of online forms for applying to the university’s 3 year Law courses to September 22 from the earlier deadline of August 31.
The court said that, "Such extension is essential for such helpless students, who had made it to the merit list of the Law CET conducted earlier this year, but were unable to secure admissions to colleges of their choice in the absence of their under Graduate marksheets."
The bench has asked the university to submit a written statement giving details of the likely date of completion of assessment, declaration of results, and the delivery of the marksheets to all students.
Furthermore, Rodrigues said the pending "results of 5,932 students of Banking and Insurance are likely to be declared by this evening." The results for about 8,132 students of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance courses are likely to be declared by September 13. Marksheets of these students will be delivered to them by September 19.
"Those who live in Mumbai can get their marksheets within 2 days of declaration of the results. However, those who live outside the city limits will get their marksheets by September 19," He said.