The English examination of BA programme from the School of Open Learning (SOL), Delhi University was cancelled on account of an alleged paper leak this Wednesday.
Students who had travelled from distant places to their respective examination centres were informed about the cancellation half an hour after the exam had begun. The paper which was leaked was being circulated on Whatsapp and this was confirmed by the authorities. Thereafter the paper was cancelled and rescheduled for June 24 at 9 am. Prior to this incident, Economics examination of SOL had also been cancelled on June 12.
Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), The Students Union of SOL will be protesting on Thursday at Arts Faculty in DU’s North campus against the inconvenience caused to students. According to Harish Gautam, a member of KYS, “The students had been allotted centres in far-flung areas. After students had reached the centres, they were told that the paper had been cancelled. This puts physical and mental as well as economic strain on students”. The teaching staff has claimed that using Government schools as examination centres has made the paper leaks possible. There have also been complaints about inadequate monitoring.
Around 55,000 students will now have to appear for the paper rescheduled. An FIR has also been lodged under section 406,409 and 120 (b) at Maurice Nagar Police station.
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With inputs from Hindustan Times