A THIRD-YEAR BMS student was Thursday found in the possession of a copy of the question paper of E-Commerce and Digital Marke-ting on her phone. The University of Mumbai has initiated action against the girl and a police complaint has been registered. A junior supervisor at the MVM College in Andheri caught the girl with the question paper around 11.45 am. The university, however, maintained that its question paper distribution system was “robust and foolproof”.
The exams for BMS students began on November 13 and three exams have been conducted so far. On Wednesday, rumours of students possessing questions on WhatsApp started doing the rounds but the university said no official complaint had been received. However, matters escalated Thursday after the girl was caught, and the university formed a committee to look into the alleged leak. Members of the committee visited the college and instructed it to take immediate action and lodge a police complaint at the earliest.
“We have received a complaint and investigation is on,” said senior inspector Bharat Gaikwad at Amboli police station. An official statement from MU said question papers were sent to the affiliated colleges from the Exam House through the Digital Exam Paper Delivery System, which was “tamper-proof”. The university has also clarified that no re-examination will be held.