Examination declared void, postponed to January 3, the law school involved has been removed from the list
Following complaints from employees of the Aam Aadmi party according to which the questionnaire of the economic exam of December 23 “Semester-III” for B.Com. University of Saurashtra students had been disclosed, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Nitin Pethani, declared the exam void.
“After receiving complaints and obtaining evidence that the document had been leaked, we approached the police with a complaint. At first glance the investigation revealed that the document had started circulating on WhatsApp groups an hour before the exam, ”Prof. Pethani told media in Rajkot.
About 18,000 students showed up for the economics document disclosed in 80 centers. The exam will be repeated on January 3.
Six people were arrested – the director of Sardar Patel Law College, his clerk, a peon and three students – for their alleged involvement in the leak of the questionnaire. Police action against the college principal prompted the university to remove Sardar Patel Law College’s listing as a university examination center. The university has also started the process of de-recognition of the college’s affiliation with the university.
“Three students who were arrested would not be allowed to take any exams at the university, while principal Dilawar Kureshi’s diplomas would also be unrecognized,” a statement released by the university said.
University officials said Surya Offset, the printing press being probed by police for the alleged leak of recent government secretary general recruitment exam papers, also printed the economy question papers. University of Saurashtra, but added that was yet to be determined. if the paper had leaked at the printing press.
The episode once again raised questions about alleged irregularities and wrongdoing in examinations in Gujarat.