Even as Mumbai University's first year engineering exam papers have been allegedly leaked, the university is in the midst of a detailed probe into how a third year Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) paper leaked in April.
The three-member committee investigating the leak has cross-checked call records of seven colleges under the scanner to see if they told the truth when questioned over what time the university called them to tell them not to open the old question paper bundle. "The claims are backed by the bills for that day," said a university official.
On April 25, hours before the BMS exam in International Finance was to begin, university officials found that the paper had leaked. The university then replaced the original paper set at all 58 centres and asked centres to return the original bundles, which they had been instructed not to open.
The committee is also probing if paper setters may have played a role in leaking the paper. An anonymous letter sent to the university a few weeks ago has listed several permanent and visiting faculty members of colleges who set papers and have been allegedly indulging in malpractices. The letter claims that some of the paper setters also give private tuitions. "If this is true, these people can lose their jobs," the official said.
The committee will next be questioning a random selection of students from each of these colleges.