BENGALURU: The re-examination for the second-year Pre-university Chemistry examinations concluded on Tuesday without any hurdles. The examination was postponed twice due to question paper leak.
Dr Ramegowda, present director of the department, shared his experience of the challenge with Express:
By the time you took charge as director, the paper was already leaked twice and lots of anger, pressure was there from students and parents. What made you take up the challenge?
It was not an easy job to conduct the re-examination in 12 days after the question paper leak. But, this is not new to me. As I had worked with this department and conducted one exam also, it was not a big deal, but it was very challenging.
Now that the exam is over, how do you feel?
Really happy and satisfied with the way we have worked. The entire preparation was done in short span of time. Entire state was looking at our department as there were series of leaks, and parents and students have lost patience. We took all these aspects and taken precautionary measures and everything went on well. I should thank all the departments and staff supported with this.
The state government had trusted you and given you this responsibility. What is the secret strategy behind the success?
It was not just my effort. There were many departments, RTOs, Revenue, Police, District administration.We all worked together for the sake of students and made this a success.
How did you plug the loopholes of the question paper leak?
The examination work is confidential and it is not safe to reveal some secrets related to examinations. We have identified the loopholes in the system within the department and outside and plugged them. We have identified all routes where there were chances for question paper leak and took all sort of precautionary measures.
How was this journey of 14 days?
I cannot say how many hours I worked in the last 14 days. Not just me, everyone from the top official to all the staff involved in exam work worked day and night. We have kept all the other work aside and spent 19 to 20 hours in conducting re-examination.