Mumbai: Students of Mumbai University (MU) were sent in a panic on Friday evening after the chaos caused by a tweet. The students have been informed not to follow the tweet posted, which said the semester examinations of Commerce course were postponed. Vinod Tawde, state education minister clarified in the night, once it was brought to his notice that a tweet was circulated regarding the postponement of university examinations was doctored.
An alleged tweet from Vinod Tawde went viral on social media on Friday evening, stating, “Due to some issues in Mumbai university the paper of Commerce is cancelled.” This tweet was shared on social media and created panic among students who have been preparing for semester examinations. Tawde further clarified at night, “The screenshot of FYBCom exam is doctored. I urge students not to believe these rumours which are being circulated and concentrate on upcoming exams.”
A senior officer of the education department said, “The image was doctored using the Photoshop software to create panic among students. We are investigating the matter to find out the people responsible for spreading fake news.” While authorities of MU claimed the examinations are being conducted on schedule, without any changes. A senior officer of MU said, “All examinations for Commerce course are being conducted as per the schedule. There are no changes as of now. Students should not fall for such false claims, instead study well and they should also check with the university directly, in case of any query.”