The University of Mumbai (MU) has decided to register a complaint at the Mumbai Police’s cyber cell about the leak of a third-year bachelor of management studies (TYBMS) examination paper.
The decision was taken at a meeting of MU’s Board of Examination (BoE) a few days ago. The varsity also plans to probe the role of a Bhayander college in the incident.
According to sources, the university has questioned the college officials, who have denied any wrongdoing. The varsity has also inspected the CCTV footage of the college’s control room, where the paper was downloaded and printed. The probe is stuck as the footage was not clear.
Colleges are required to allot a separate control room for downloading and printing question papers uploaded by the varsity, with the entry restricted to a select few. The colleges were instructed to install CCTV cameras in the room.
The board has also announced the formation of a vigilance squad to keep an eye on exam-related activities.
On April 23, HT had reported that several TYBMS students had received images of the ‘Indian Management: Theory and Practice’ question paper 30-40 minutes before they were to answer the exam. The university had zeroed in on the Bhayander college on the basis of the faint watermark of the college’s name on the leaked paper.
The BoE has decided there will not be a re-exam for the ‘leaked’ paper.
The varsity had insisted the incident couldn’t be termed a ‘leak’ as only a few students accessed the question paper on WhatsApp half-an-hour before the exam began at 11 am.