The proposal - to release Mumbai University final year results of various streams in two stages - had been sent to the varsity's examination department to check if it would be legally permissible, Mr Tawde said.
Mumbai University said yesterday evening that, 16,00,257 papers have been checked so far, while 1,50,674 papers are yet to be assessed.
The university's new Acting Vice-Chancellor Devanand Shinde, who has the task of cleaning up the mess created by his predecessor, told NDTV on Wednesday that the university will not set a another deadline but focus on completing the job over the next few days.
"Under the act governing Mumbai University, if 90 per cent papers are assessed, results can be declared. The results of remaining papers can be released later," Mr Tawde said while speaking to reporters.
Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who is also the chancellor of Mumbai University, held a meeting with Mr Tawde and officers of examination department today.
The Minister said, in the meeting, that it was decided to explore the option of early release of results if assessment of few papers is incomplete.
Tawde also said that the varsity was expecting a spurt in number of applications for revaluation this year. "We have increased the strength of revaluation team," he added.
'No student should suffer'
Meanwhile speaking at a review meeting on the delay in declaration of results of the University of Mumbai for the year 2017, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said today, that all the results should be declared at the earliest and no student should suffer on account of delay in declaration of results.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and senior education officials attended the meeting held at Raj Bhavan.
The incharge Vice-Chancellor assured that all efforts are being made for early declaration of results including mobilizing teachers for remaining evaluation as also dealing with technical issues of on-line system as early as possible, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.
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(This story was first published on August 18, 2017)