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PTU detects another paper leak
Perneet Singh
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 13
A day after paper leak came to light the Punjab Technical University (PTU) repeated its “feat”with another paper of degree course in computer science and engineering scheduled for December 15 being recovered from the packet of data communication paper at the local centre here today. 

Sources said an examiner was surprised to find a copy of the paper, which was to be held on Thursday, in the packet of data communication paper. Though the staff of Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology was silent on the issue, sources said the matter was reported to the Vice-Chancellor and the paper was posted back to the varsity. 

Sources said the recovery of single paper smacks of something fishy in the affair, as normally in case of a mistake the whole packet should be of the same paper. Sources said the recurrence of the incident within a span of four days indicated a conspiracy and they didn’t rule out such incidents at other examination centres of the university. Sources said paper leak trade was thriving in the state for the past few years and the people behind it had formed a nexus that provided them with enough time to sell papers and make money.

Sources said the students were already shocked following the recent media report on data communication paper and the repetition of such an incident would shook their faith in the university’s examination system. Though the varsity had formed a committee to probe the matter, it would also need to watch packing and dispatch process of the forthcoming papers.

On the other hand, sources said the packet from which an odd paper was recovered could be of the earlier lot and the now the Dean (exam) was looking into the process of packing and dispatch of papers. Sources also didn’t rule out the possibility of re-setting of the paper to be held on December 15 in the wake of latest Developments.

While the PTU vice-Chancellor could not be contacted for his comments, registrar, MS Grewal said he was unaware of the matter and was busy in a meeting in Chandigarh since morning.Back

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