<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Mumbai Divisional Board has cancelled the registration of Mount Mary Junior College in Virar in connection with the paper leak case in the Class XII board exams which came to light in March this year.In March 2017, papers of Secretarial Practice (SP) and Marathi were leaked on WhatsApp minutes before the exam started. The Navi Mumbai police who were investigating the case had found that the photographs of the papers were clicked in the Virar college. The police had later arrested officials of the college including the principal along with a private tuition teacher in connection with the case.The Board had formed a committee to look into the issue of leaks soon after. The Committee has recently submitted its report after which the divisional board has now cancelled its registration.Dattatray Jagtap, Chairman, Mumbai divisional board said that apart from its connection to the paper leak case, the committee had found several lapses in the working of the college — including the lack of adequate number of teachers, appointments without permissions, lack of infrastructure including labs etc after which the committee recommended the cancellation of the school’s registration.”Several inadequacies were found in the college after the team visited it. One of the major violations was the appointment of a person as a centre incharge without the permission of the board. After the committee submitted its report citing all the lapses, the board has decided to cancel its registration,” added Jagtap. While the board has cancelled the registration of class XI and XII for the college, the state education department will now take a call on what action should be taken against the school.Jagtap said that the board would initiate the process of transferring the existing students to other nearby colleges.THE CASEIn March 2017, papers of Secretarial Practice (SP) and Marathi were leaked on WhatsApp minutes before the exam started.
The Navi Mumbai police who were investigating the case had found that the photographs of the papers were clicked in the Virar college.

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Mumbai Divisional Board cancels Virar college’s registration