Staff Reporter

Controller says fraudulent practices detected

  • Students directed to appear for exam at Mar Thoma College
  • Two students who had been caught with materials for copying

    KOTTAYAM: Mahatma Gandhi University has cancelled the examination centre at Jai Bharath Arts and Science College, Perumbavoor, a self-financing college affiliated to the University, following detection of widespread fraudulent practices, with the connivance of the management, during the conduct of the MBA examinations.

    According to Thomas John Mampra, Controller of Examinations, all students (including candidates for M.Sc. Electronics and B.Com. Model II examinations) who have opted Jai Bharath Arts and Science College, for their examinations, should collect their hall tickets and appear for examinations at Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor.

    Two students who had been caught with materials for copying and cell phones, have been ousted, Mr. Mampra said.

    The Examination Squad of the MG University, which conducted the operations, also confiscated six mobile phones from the exam hall where 17 students were appearing for the Semester IV MBA examinations.

    Evidence for proof

    Students have also given their deposition before the squad that one of their teachers had read out the correct answers for many of the questions. The squad has evidence to prove this as students had jotted down the same answers to the same questions on the back of their answer sheets, Mr Mampra said.

    Further disciplinary actions would be initiated against the institution after detailed investigations, he said.

    The issue is of grave importance to the University as more than 300 affiliated institutions belong to the self-financing stream, over which the university has little effective control. The examiners at the self-financing institutions are often teachers from the same institution as teachers deputed to examination duty from affiliated, aided or Government colleges are not eligible for duty leave as per the present rules. As such, those who consent to take duty at self-financing colleges are sure to face a lot of complexities in their salaries, it is pointed out.