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Exam paper leak: Sharda University flip-flops on cancelling 6 exams

Now, the university management has formed a probe committee and ordered an internal investigation to find out whether the question papers have been leaked or not.

noida Updated: May 16, 2017 21:58 IST
Sharda university first decided to call off six examination papers — four of the school of Engineering and Technology and two of the school of Business studies — fearing a leak in the question paper. They later revoked the decision and ordered a probe.
Sharda university first decided to call off six examination papers — four of the school of Engineering and Technology and two of the school of Business studies — fearing a leak in the question paper. They later revoked the decision and ordered a probe.(HT Photo)

Confusion prevailed at Sharda University campus on Tuesday over allegations of a question paper leaking during the semester examinations. It had the university management calling for the cancellation of six papers and then, withdrawing its decision.

Now, the university management has formed a probe committee and ordered an internal investigation to find out whether the question papers have been leaked or not.

“A high-power inquiry committee will look into the alleged malpractices and unfair means used by some students in the ongoing semester examinations,” said Amal Kumar, registrar, Sharda University.

“We will be evaluating all the answer sheets and if we find a pattern that suggests the leak of question papers, the university administration will cancel the exams,” said Ajit Kumar, spokesperson, Sharda University.

On Tuesday morning, chits were allegedly found during the frisking of students before the examination, at 8.30am. The students were then allowed to appear for the exam which was supposed to end today.

After checking the chits confiscated by security guards and flying squad members, the university administration found a clear pattern of answers in at least five chits.

According to sources, the university administration had taken a decision to call off the six papers — four of the School of Engineering and Technology and two of the School of Business Studies — fearing a leak in the question paper.

“We received a call from our teachers who told us that we have to reappear for the exams which will be starting from May 19,” said Sanju (who goes only by his first name), an engineering student of Sharda University.

However, by late evening, the university decided to change its decision to cancel six papers due to lack of evidence to suggest that the question papers had been leaked.

“Of the several chits confiscated by us, only five showed some pattern. The university administration believes that a thorough probe is needed. Therefore, we have decided to withdraw our decision,” Kumar said.

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