B.Com paper changed in halls

Pranita Roy
Wednesday, 4 April 2018

In a hush-hush manner, the first year business mathematics paper for Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) was changed at the last moment in various colleges in the city.

The controller of examination of SPPU claims ignorance about the issue

Pune: In a hush-hush manner, the first year business mathematics paper for Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) was changed at the last moment in various colleges in the city. The exam was held on March 23. Although, the matter has been kept under wraps, it was a topic of discussion among the students and teachers across the city from past few days. 

Surprisingly enough, the controller of examination of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Ashok Chavan feigning ignorance over the incident, said that  mathematics is a subject for B.Com. When told about the date and paper from the timetable, he said, “My office has not got any information of any change in the paper.” 

And when asked whether the paper was leaked, Chavan added, “I will enquire into the matter before making any comment.”
However, while speaking to Sakal Times, a student said, “We were writing the paper when suddenly, the examiners asked us to stop writing and then gave another set of question paper. We were surprised but then we continued writing the paper as we had to complete it in the given time.”

A principal of a reputed college in Camp on the condition of anonymity added, “We have not been informed whether the paper was leaked or it was changed for any other purpose. But on March 22 late at night, we got a message from the university that mathematics paper which was given to us, should be distributed. However, the staff either did not receive it or failed to check on the latest update and distributed the previous paper.”

The principal added, “Usually, we get a code to download question paper an hour before the examination. This (business mathematics) is an optional subject and thus university sends a hard copy of the question paper in advance, usually 1-2 days before the examination.”

While, another college principal said, “We gave additional time to students to write the paper after it was changed. As per my knowledge, the paper was changed at the last minute at several colleges in the city. But we don’t know why the paper was changed.”

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