MU exam board to meet on Friday, ACP says case will be closed soon
For the third time in three days, the University of Mumbai sent question paper bundles as well as compact discs (CDs) and emails containing questions for second and fourth year engineering exams on Wednesday.mumbai Updated: May 31, 2012 01:56 IST
For the third time in three days, the University of Mumbai sent question paper bundles as well as compact discs (CDs) and emails containing questions for second and fourth year engineering exams on Wednesday. After two days of delays and confusion, colleges said things went smoothly on Wednesday. “We got the email as well as the CD well in advance,” said G Thampi, principal of Thadomal Shahani Engineering College in Bandra.
The university has been plagued with allegations of engineering exam paper leaks, since first year exams began on May 18. Since Monday the university has been sending question papers through all three means. Colleges are informed just before the exam as to which question paper they need to use. The question paper in the CDs is accessible after the university tells colleges the password.
“We heard about some confusion yesterday but at my centre the paper arrived on time today and we had no problem,” said a student of Father Agnel Engineering College.
However, officials are sceptical as to how long the university can keep sending out multiple papers. “I don’t know how feasible it is to keep doing this,” said a university official.
Meanwhile, a board of examinations meeting has been scheduled for Friday morning. Board members were not informed about the agenda but it is likely to be about the police probe into two of the alleged paper leaks.
“We will inform about the agenda on Thursday,” said Naresh Chandra, pro vice chancellor of the university. “We first need to get the findings from the police.” He said that they had not received any report from the police and that they would be meeting with them on Thursday. The university had asked the cyber police to look into the alleged leak of a paper last Wednesday and Saturday for first year engineering students.
“We are close to solving the case very soon,” said Deven Bharti, additional commissioner of police (crime).
The university has appealed to students to not believe in rumours of re-exams.