All students enrolled for the final year bachelor of commerce (BCom) programme will have to appear for the re-exam in the management and human resource management paper (MHRM) paper on April 11.
University officials had earlier said that only fresh candidates who took the exam in the new syllabus would have to re-take the paper after it leaked from a Bhiwandi College a day before the exam on March 28.
According to a university circular dated April 2, all 85,000 candidates will have to take the MHRM re-exam.
Out of the 85,000 final year BCom students, 50,000 are fresh candidates enrolled in the new syllabus. The remaining are candidates appearing for the exam in the old syllabus or distance education candidates.
“All three papers were stapled together so we cannot say how many were leaked,” said S Deo, the director of exams at University of Mumbai.
In the meantime, the university appointed Mrudul Nile, director of student welfare, to address students’ exam-related queries. Nile will be available at the Kalina campus until the end of the exams, between 3pm and 4.30pm. “On Tuesday, I received only one query about re-evaluation,” said Nile. Thousands of students have joined a Facebook group “We Are Against MHRM Re-exam”, and plan to protest at Azad Maidan on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening, the group had more than 16,000 members.
“Why does everyone have to suffer because of the mistake made at one exam centre,” said Hiral Shukal, 20, a student of NKTT College in Thane.
The university’s student council secretary Dhanashree Patil said that students were flocking to her with complaints regarding the re-exam.