Following a paper leak during a first year electrical engineering semester exam in MES College of Engineering across campuses of other colleges, now speculations on whether a re-exam would be conducted or not worry students.
While some of them are for conducting re-exam, some others downvote as the process would get laborious and writing the same exam again and again would only trouble students furthermore.
For the last three days, besides examinations, the paper leak incident has been dominating the social media and conversations of the first-year students.
For most students, the paper has been reportedly a tough one. Students of other colleges agree that they had also got the questions on their mobile phone, minutes before the exam.
"About 15 minutes prior to exam when the first bell went off, I got questions on my phone of which one was very tough, about the superposition theorem. For me, the paper was easy and I feel re-exam is not possible" said a first-year engineering student from AISSMS Engineering College who did not want to be named.
On the other hand, the students who didn't receive the questions before the exams feel 'cheated'. Another student said, "The paper was tough. I think re-exam should be conducted, as the leak benefited few students. It is injustice to us. We had to study and yet will get lesser marks than those students who simply got the questions. Though even if they don't schedule re-exam, we are choiceless."
All students are hoping for a speedy announcement on the University's decision on the issue and how they are going to hanfle it Manpreet Singh Sahota, another student of first-year engineering, who hadn't got the questions before exam, said he found the paper to be a tough one overall. "Usually questions of previous years get repeated in the exams. But this was not the case this time and that's why it was tough. I hope there is a re-exam."
Students who have arrears are however hoping that there is no re-examination, as the exam that was recently held itself is a repeat of the exam they had failed the previous times. Onkar Bagade, second-year student who was appearing for backlog exam, said, "My paper was easy so I don't want any re-exam. It will affect my academics too as I have other exams to study for."