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Varsity move to hold fresh exam after paper leak challenged

Two students of third year commerce have approached the Bombay High Court challenging the decision taken by the University of Mumbai to conduct re-examination of one subject after its question paper was accidentally leaked a day before the exam.

The question paper of Marketing and Human Research Management (MHRM) was leaked on March 27 accidentally among 40 students at BNN College centre in Bhiwandi.

According to the college, it had accidentally circulated the question paper of MHRM instead of the question paper of Business Economics. The exam on MHRM was to be held the next day on March 28.

The University on April 1 while accepting that the paper was leaked, declared that there would be re-examination of MHRM on April 11.

However, two students - Jayprakash Agarwal and Chetankumar Sharma - have challenged this decision in the high court stating that the re-examination would cause inconvenience to over 70,000 TY BCom students across the city.

"The question paper of MHRM was leaked only to 40 students in Bhiwandi. No other student got the question paper. Hence, there is no need for re-examination," the petition states.

The two students have sought court to quash and set aside the decision taken by the University for re-examination. The petition is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow.

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