Following the report of answer paper scam pilfering students’ answer sheets from inside the campus of Mumbai University, the University had announced several reforms for improving the security six months back, but the measures are yet to be materialized.
An official of the University said that the proposed changes would be implemented within a couple of months once the exam section is shifted to the new building that is under construction.
It was in 2011 when two staffers of the university were arrested for taking out the answer sheets of PG engineering students and bringing it back. Similarly, in May 2016 eight university officials were arrested by Bhandup police for allegedly tampering with answer sheets.
Sharing the information, M A Khan, Registrar of the University said that at present the plan has been stalled. This is because the new building which is supposed to house the exam section of the university has not been completely constructed yet. On the other hand, it will roughly take them three more months to install the new equipment in the existing compound. And by that time the new building will also be fully functional. If that happens the equipment will have to be reinstalled all over again.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University said that CCTVs would be installed in the other building of the Exam House. He also disclosed how they are planning to set-up the control rooms and utilise intrusion-detection software to prevent pilferage.
The management council of the University had sought a report from the police. The council also decided to hand over the case to the CID. The police on its part said that they had handed over the report to the University but the officials of the University refused to comment on the report.