Report on LLB paper leak submitted to VC
Karmalkar confirmed, “Yes, we cannot deny the fact that examination papers, which was to be held on Friday and Saturday, were by mistake uploaded on the website on Thursday. And, several students had downloaded it.”
PUNE: The examination papers of first year LLB course were uploaded by mistake on the university’s website on Thursday and it cannot be denied, stated Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).
However, the examination wasn’t affected as it went unnoticed by university authorities. Only after a student informed the Controller of Examination (CoE) about the blunder, the varsity took down the papers around 3 pm on Saturday. Taking immediate action on it, the VC constituted a one-member committee, headed by Dilip Kanare of Science and Research Park, on SPPU campus. Speaking to Sakal Times on Tuesday, Karmalkar confirmed, “Yes, we cannot deny the fact that examination papers, which was to be held on Friday and Saturday, were by mistake uploaded on the website on Thursday. And, several students had downloaded it.”
“We have taken cognisance to it and a committee was immediately formed to probe the matter. The report has been submitted by the committee in my office. I will check it on Wednesday (as varsity was closed on Tuesday for Shiv Jayanti), after which the varsity will take further action,” he said.When contacted, Kanare said, “I have submitted the committee report to VC on Monday itself. I cannot give out further details about the report until it is read by the VC.” Kanare has been reviewing the technical security issues in IT cell of SPPU and has also given several suggestions on upgrading the system. However, the VC had previously assured that re-examination will be held once the mistake is proven.
BLUNDER BY SPPU
As reported by Sakal Times on Saturday, the examination paper of first year LLB course was leaked by SPPU itself this time. The university was to upload the examination papers of the previous year, but, on Thursday (February 14), it wrongly uploaded the examination papers, which were scheduled on February 15 and February 16.