IIM new policy to manage their intellectual asset that aspirants can not disclose the question paper. Best B- School in India with such fake policy.
As reported by Hindustan Times- IIM’s copyright over CAT questions. IIM has asked students to sign non disclosure agreement and organizers are even contemplating action against students discussing orally the question paper.
If any candidate discloses, publishes, reproduces, transmits, stores, or facilitates transmission and storage of the contents of the CAT in any form or by any means, they shall be violating the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and/or the Copyright Act, 1957 and/or the Information Technology Act, 2000. Such actions may constitute a cognisable offence punishable with imprisonment for up to three years and fine up to R2 lakh,” said Janaki Raman Moorthy, Convenor of CAT 2011.
I don’t understand that 2 lakh aspirants give exam every year; How IIM is considering enforcing such regulations-
1. How will IIM monitor discussion on question paper?
2. This disclosure is against Supreme Court Decisions of RTI on answers sheets. Recently Central Information Commission directed AIIMS to make archives of question paper public.
3. Mass Prosecution of students is not feasible.
IIM is best management institution in India. If they really want to manage their intellectual asset they should voluntarily publish the question bank and sell in the market. But in my opinion question banks should be made freely available on IIM website in the public interest.