Chaos during Mumbai University exam, TYBCom paper didn’t reach centre due to “failed cloud”

Monday, 7 April 2014 - 9:06pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

A week after the MHRM paper leak, the TYBCom students of the University of Mumbai had another tough day on Monday when the direct and indirect taxes paper delayed by 30 minutes to 75 minutes at many centres due to a technical glitch. The exam which was scheduled at 11 am started only between 11:30-12:15 at 80 centres out of 204 centres across six districts. 

Several colleges complained that the varsity didn’t send them the password in time and hence they couldn’t open the weblink of the paper. Out of 204 centres, the exam was delayed while nearly 5,000 students had a tough time dealing with their anxiety and frustration at the varsity. "We thought that this paper was also leaked," said a student at Agrawal College at Kalyan from where the MHRM paper was leaked. 

The controller of exam, Padman Deshmukh denied the paper leak and attributed the exam delay to the “glitch in cloud”. ‘The cloud system was slow hence the password which we sent to the colleges by the internet didn’t deliver on time.” Deshmukh also said that varsity earlier used to send the password an hour and half before. However, after a paper leak, the password is being sent at 9:45 which also added to chaos.

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