Finally! Akash is appearing for his exams from home

Akash Parab lost his younger brother, after the gruesome stampede took place on foot-over bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations, on On September 29. Akash was coping with his brother’s death, injury and how he can appear for the exam. But, Mumbai University came to Akash’s rescue. As, the representatives of Mumbai University and college went to his house and conducted his exam

Elphinstone stampede: Family in utter distress to find 11-year-old child

Till now, the victims of Elphinstone stampede haven’t come out of the shock, and amongst one of them is Akash Parab, a student of second year, B.COM of Ramanand Arya D.A.V. College, Bhandup. He was coping with brother’s death and his injury and the exam tension.

Dr Devanand Shinde, Chancellor of the Mumbai University took initiative so that Akash can appear for the exams and asked the examination department to take immediate steps.

After which, Dr Arjun Ghatule, Director, board of examinations and evaluation at the Mumbai University, went to KEM Hospital and inquired about the Akash. He took Akash’s address, went to his house and assured him that he can appear for his examination from his home itself.


Accordingly, on Friday, the University sent its representatives and college teachers with question and answer appear at Akash’s house, so that he can appear for exams. Considering the possible problems he faced while writing the exam, the university gave him an extra hour as per the rules. Not only this, university is making sure that he can appear for his remaining papers from home itself.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Liladhar Bansod, Deputy Registrar at Mumbai University said, “Devanand Shinde, Chancellor of the University of Mumbai has taken the initiative so that a student’s year doesn’t go waste. Akash Parab was willing to appear for the exam, after which the decision was taken.”