CAT 2013 to have new website as aftermath of CAT 2012 score scam
As per the pervious announcements of IIM Indore, the CAT 2013 official advertisement was scheduled on Sunday, July 21, 2013. In the previous Careers360 report dated Saturday, July 20, 2013, we had mentioned that the CAT 2013 official advertisement and update of the CAT website with the information of CAT 2013 will be there on Sunday, July 21, 2013. However, neither there was an advertisement, nor the CAT website saw any updated information even after a day and a half.
To get the detailed information, Careers360 got in touch with Prof. Rohit Kapoor, CAT 2013 Convener. In an exclusive conversation with Carees360, he mentioned that the process had to be delayed owing to the CAT 2012 score scam and work is on progress to launch a refurbished website for CAT 2013.
The CAT 2012 website was hosted by Web Weavers, the organization which is under police scanner for being allegedly responsible for the CAT 2012 score scam. Prof. Kapoor mentioned, “We are not touching the website at all and left it as it is. We are creating a new website for CAT 2013 with a new web address or URL. This time we will keep everything under our control and not involve any external company to host the website unlike the past years.”
“When we had initially announced CAT 2013, the CAT 2012 score scam incident did not take place. Hence we had scheduled the information declaration on July 21. However, based on the turn of events we had to postpone the plan of the official announcement,” said Prof. Kapoor.
It is now time to bid farewell to www.catiim.in, the web address of the CAT website which had been running for years. The original CAT website will be now kept as it is, but shunned to create a new and safer website which will hopefully be immune to the cyber crime of hacking and tampering with the internal data, which is apparently the reason for the CAT 2012 score scam.
When asked when the CAT 2013 advertisement and the new website launch are scheduled, Prof. Kapoor said, “The CAT 2013 advertisement will be published very soon. Please wait for that and all your questions will be answered. The work on the new CAT 2013 website is almost complete.”
When asked about the current status of the investigation of the CAT 2012 score scam, Prof. Kapoor said, “The probe is going on. Police and the committee set up by MHRD are doing the investigation. Right now I would not be able to divulge any information on it.”
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