On first day of the TYBcom examinations, the University sent only 300 question papers for the Accounts and Finance paper to Majiwade College, Thane, despite the fact that 407 students were appearing for the exam there. The remaining 107 students were forced to wait for half an hour to get a photocopy of the paper’s first page, with the remaining pages arriving every half hour.
Principal Ballasaheb Khollam said he had intimated the examination dispatch section about the number of question papers he would require for the exam via a letter.
Mandar Keni, President, Nationalist Student Congress, Thane said, “I personally visited the college and saw 107 students waiting for the paper. While the University suggested giving photocopies of the paper to the students, the college did not the complete paper in one shot. Due to this students become confused, despite being given extra time to complete the exam.”
Students have been demanding that the University allow them to re-take the exam. “The University, which is going to award us a management degree, is itself guilty of faulty management,” said one student who was forced to wait for the photocopies of the paper.
Pro vice-chancellor Naresh Chandra said, “It is big lapse in on the part of the examination board. After the completion of the examination, we will discuss this issue in the board meeting. An enquiry has already been ordered.”