The ATKT rule, through which students are promoted to the next grades even if they have failed in 1 to 4 subjects, is causing hindrance for the Universities of Maharashtra state to promote the final year students. The ATKT rule is causing problems for the Universities in finding out a way to promote final year students. Due to the Coronavirus crisis which has gripped the entire nation, more so the state of Maharashtra, the Universities have been asked to grade their students on the basis of their past performances but ATKT in one or more subjects in the previous years is creating obstructions.
In all the universities combined in the state of Maharashtra, 1/3rd of the 09 lakh students, who enrolled themselves for the final year, have ATKTs in one or more than one subject. Around 73K students of Mumbai University out of 2.03 lakh final year students have ATKTs.