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Cash-for-marks scam: exam centre withdrawn

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Eight students, who are among those arrested, banned from appearing in any exam conducted by Bangalore University

A day after the cash-for-marks scam rocked Bangalore University with the arrest of the principal, eight students and an attendant of BNM Degree College at Banashankari for allegedly tampering with answer scripts, the university has withdrawn the college as an examination centre.

Around 300 students had appeared for an exam on Friday and handed over their answer scripts to the attendant and left. However, eight students of the fifth semester of BBM course were later taken to a building in Gandhi Bazaar, where they were given their answer scripts to make additions.

BU Registrar (Evaluation) K.N. Ninge Gowda said the university had shifted the examination centre to Community Institute of Commerce and Management Studies in Jayanagar 2nd Block. He said the students were informed via SMS and transport arrangements were made to take them to the new centre.

Prof. Gowda said a committee had been set up to look into the allegations. The eight students have been banned from appearing in any examination conducted by the university.

He said the university was trying to evolve new methods to curb malpractices, such as reducing time lag between transfer of answer scripts and better sealing of answer scripts.

Srinivasa Mane, the arrested principal, was a former Syndicate member of the university. The police are investigating to ascertain if more staff are involved.

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