Andhra University was faced with yet another embarrassment this week, after B Com final year students who were studying in Telugu medium, got their question papers in English.
This comes just three days after a question paper was leaked at one of the degree colleges affiliated to it.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, around 6,000 students who were writing their exams at 75 affiliated colleges of the AU were given the English question paper.
"Given the confidentiality, we do not open the sealed question papers till the exam time. So, we had no scope to check the mistakes. Considering the students’ plight, we asked the invigilators and lectures at the centres to translate the questions for the students. We are yet to ascertain the root cause of the problem,” AU registrar V Uma Maheswara Rao told the TNIE.
Following the paper leak earlier last week, the state's Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao visited the varsity and formed a high-level committee.
He assured the students, parents and other stakeholders of a thorough probe into the incident.
This is also the second time that such an incident has occurred.
Last year, an exam had to be cancelled, after a Narsipatnam based official allegedly leaked the question paper, and a photo of the questions began doing the rounds on Whatsapp.
Speaking to The Hindu, Srinivasa said, "The colleges do not follow the instructions given to them. As per the norms, the question papers in sealed packets are said to be kept at the nearest police station and brought to the centre about an hour ago...But the colleges keep them on the college premises and this lowers the security parameters and increases the risk of leakage. When asked, the college management say that the police are reluctant to keep the papers. This according to me is not correct.”