This time the question papers for B Ed exams in Gulbarga University were leaked.

Somethings seriously wrong Another question paper leak in KarnatakaScreengrab/official website
news Education Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 19:32

Question paper leaks and the state of Karnataka have now become synonymous. Incidents relating to irregularities in the conduct of exams held by state government run departments and institutions have been recurring on a regular basis.

In the recent most incident, the examination for the second semester paper of ‘Pedagogic Tools, Techniques and Approach’ for B Ed in Gulbarga University was held on Monday despite students informing authorities about the leak on Sunday night itself.

The Hindu report on the same said that even the Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayaraddi was intimidated about the ‘leak’, but the exam continued without a probe.

“We have solid proof that the question paper was leaked. We strongly suspect that the three previous question papers of the second-semester exam were also leaked. I request the Governor to take the issue seriously and re-conduct examinations for all the four papers,” Venkatesh Patel, a member of Academic Council of Gulbarga University told The Hindu.

However, speaking to the media, CS Patil, Registrar (Evaluation) denied that he had knowledge about the leak on Sunday and said that he received the message of the ‘leak’ only after the exam had already begun.

Patil told Deccan Herald that unlike question papers were given to examinees, the papers circulated on WhatsApp did not have barcodes on them and indicated that this could merely have been mischief.

He, however, added that a high-level probe will be conducted and the issue of re-examination will be explored.

Before this, question papers for the PU-II exams, SSLC exams held in previous years had been leaked.

In March 2017, the PU-II Accountancy paper was leaked even after the CID was tasked to investigate the incidents of leaks in 2016.

The Chemistry paper of the same examination in 2016 was leaked a record two times leading to the students writing the exam thrice.

In April 2016, two persons (including one teacher) were arrested in Mandya district for leaking the SSLC Hindi paper.

In 2015, there were allegations, that the Karnataka Public Service Commission papers had been leaked. Members of the All India Democratic Youth Organisation held protests over the incident in Kalaburgi.

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