ANDHRA PRADESH

Panel to probe marks scandal

Special Correspondent

GUNTUR: Acharya Nagarjuna University Executive Council has instituted an inquiry into the degree marks scandal on the campus and three-man committee has been asked to give its findings to the authorities at the earliest.

Vice-Chancellor Y.R. Haragopala Reddy told reporters that the marks scandal in June 2008 Degree Advance Supplementary answer sheets would be probed by the panel headed by professor of Statistics V. Shyamsundar, with Dean of examinations D. Sambasiva Rao and Dean of CDC Y.P. Ramasubbaiah as members.

There were allegations that with the involvement of insiders some students had got their marks changed (enhanced) to pass the examination. This had come to light 20 days ago, but the university was looking at all kinds of possibilities to probe this.

Non-teaching staff and NMR staff working in the Examinations Controller office for degree students would be immediately transferred out of the section and the key members involved in the entry of makrs Chief Teaching Associate and Addl. Chief Teaching Associates have been relieved of the job.

Show-cause notice was being issued to all the students, whose answer sheets were involved in the scandal.

The panel would find out who were involved in this scandal and how it was carried out. Additional Controller of Examinations (Degree) V. Sai Prasad has been asked to give a report to the Executive Council on the names of students and staff involved in the whole scandal.

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