Bangalore University V-C postpones B.Com exam after questions leak on WhatsApp

Officials found a portion of the question paper for the exam floating around on Whatsapp on Monday night.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Updated: May 6, 2015 12:55 am
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Bangalore University’s vice-chancellor Tuesday postponed the commerce exam for the sixth semester of B.Com course after it was found Monday night that some questions for the paper had been leaked on WhatsApp.

The move came after university officials, including registrar of evaluation Prof K N Ningegowda, found some of the questions for the exam, scheduled for Tuesday, circulating on WhatsApp. The leaked questions comprised two carrying 16 marks and one carrying 8 marks.

On Tuesday, Ningegowda brought the matter to the notice of V-C Dr B Thimme Gowda along with the three sets of question papers. After a meeting with the vice-chancellor, university officials decided to cancel exams scheduled for May 5, May 7 and May 9. The exams were postponed to May 11, 13 and 15, respectively.

“Six questions from the next two examination papers were also leaked forcing the rescheduling of all three exams,” Ningegowda said.
According to a notification issued by Bangalore University, Elective Paper-IV has been postponed to May 11 from May 5, Management Accounting from May 7 to May 13 and Principles of Auditing from May 9 to May 15. Varsity officials suspect the role of internal staff in leaking the questions.

The V-C constituted a committee to conduct an inquiry into the matter and an FIR will be filed following the probe. He has also constituted a committee to set new question papers.

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