The board of examinations will meet on Sunday to discuss the course of action
The human resources management paper of third year Bachelors
in Management Studies held on Friday was leaked. While around 10,000 students appeared
for the exam conducted by Mumbai University, it later emerged that some students
had allegedly procured the question paper on Thursday night. The university has
set up an inquiry panel and filed a complaint.
At 10 am on Friday, the university’s examination controller received text messages
informing the code of the question paper for Friday, along with the questions. "We
thought it was a rumour. But when the question paper bundle was opened at 10.30
am, we found the questions were the same. The board of examinations will meet on
Sunday to discuss the course of action," said controller Vilas Shinde.
He added that vice-chancellor Rajan Welukar had asked the department to take stringent
action against those found guilty. "The board of examinations will decide if a re-exam
was required for this paper," added Shinde.
Students are already upset about the delay in the schedule. A student from a Sion
College said, "Our exams were first slated for October. After being postponed thrice,
the exams finally started in November-end. We do not want a re-exam now." Sadaf
Aboli, president of the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress, received a call at 2.30 am
on Friday. "I was told that copies of question papers were being distributed outside
a college in Bandra. I called the examination controller. But it was only at 1 pm
when students stepped out of the hall, that it was confirmed that the paper had
been leaked," said Aboli.
Courtesy: Times of India