The University of Mumbai is investigating a possible leak in a Third Year Bachelor of Management Studies (TYBMS) paper that students took on Friday.
Hours before students appeared for the Human Resources Management paper in the morning, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) members said they had received text messages from an anonymous source listing out questions that would appear in the exam.
Around 10,000 students appeared for the paper, the last one of the fifth semester’s exam.
HT compared the questions mentioned in the message with the actual exam paper: all six questions across both sections of the two-hour long, 60-mark paper were the same.
The University has set up a committee to investigate the matter. “We heard rumours in the morning and we have taken the matter very seriously,” said Vilas Shinde, controller of exams. “We will take strict action if this is true. We need to find out where it has leaked, who leaked it, how it happened.” He said the committee would announce its decision in two days.
“The university should ensure that honest, hardworking students do not suffer,” said Suraj Singh Thakur, state president of the NSUI. “It has become easy to indulge in such wrongdoings because the university employs so many temporary staff members nowadays who are unreliable.”