The dual incidents of paper leak in PUC have severely dented the image of the institution. Apart from leaving thousands of students disappointed and angry, it has also left the authorities red-faced and searching for answers that don't seem to exist as of now.
On Thursday, re-exam papers were leaked for PUC board, to which educationists said that this could have been avoided if multiple sets of papers were prepared with different questions. Experts said question papers can't leak without the connivance of the board officials as an official is involved in all stages of question-paper preparation exercise.
A former official said that the leak seems to have occurred at the paper-setting stage itself. Else, we can't have repeat leaks. Someone in the know of the process is involved.
PU papers are deposited in the state treasury once they are prepared for the year. The multiple sets of question papers are eyewash. Unlike other boards which have a fool-proof storage system. So, it's easy to leak the papers. Each medical, engineering and dental seat costs a few lakhs of rupees, and unscrupulous elements target gullible parents as they are willing to spend huge amount.
Experts further suggest that if the government makes degree courses affordable, then students do not resort to unfair means to pass examinations.