‘Sandalwood’ Celebs Compose Song On PU Chemistry Paper Leaks

On March 21, the chemistry exam was cancelled after the question paper was leaked.

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Sandalwood director Yograj Bhat has written a song “Ei PCMB theete”, sung by Duniya Vijay, on the “curse” of the PU chemistry exam question papers.

The exam question papers had leaked twice and a second re-exam was scheduled for April 12. Uploaded on Soundcloud on April 3, the song asks repeatedly “what do you put in your stomach”, a way of conveying that someone is bizarre by wondering what they eat.

This chemistry paper seems to be cursed… We even hesitate to open our pen caps because we might have to write the exam again… Whoever is responsible, please don’t play with the future of the student… This issue is more mind-boggling than terrorism!
Lyrics of the song

Towards the end, without naming any names, the songs even calls someone “kaLLanan magane” a swear word meaning son of a thief, used to describe an unscrupulous person.

The theft has taken place at the department and nothing can get worse than that. Just because some people want to make money thousands of students’ future is at stake and that is not acceptable and they should be ashamed. We have made this sing to reflect this.
Actor Vijay to TV9 Kannada

Listen to the song here.

The Paper Leak

On March 21, the chemistry exam was cancelled after the students wrote the exam as the PU department discovered that the question paper had been leaked. The re-exam was then scheduled for March 30. However, on the day of the re-exam, the exam was called off in the early hours, as the question paper had been leaked again.

Many students and parents alike protested against the board’s decision to conduct the exam on April 12. A parent also threatened to jump off a building.

On Monday, CID arrested 3 men, including a minister’s PA and would be kept in judicial custody until April 15.

Oblaraju, personal assistant to Medical Education Minister Sharanaparakash Rudrappa Patil, Rudrappa, an office manager, and Manjunath, a physical education teacher and insurance agent were arrested. Oblaraju reportedly sold the papers to the two other accused for lakhs.

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