University on alert after `paper chasing' reports

April 28, 2006 12:00 am | Updated March 22, 2012 04:53 pm IST

Staff Reporter

Those involved in malpractices will be suspended: VC

MADURAI: The examinations wing of Madurai Kamaraj University was put on high alert on Wednesday following reports of alleged `answer paper chasing' and related malpractices in University of Madras.

While the authorities have warned of suspension if any staffs were involved in such malpractices, an urgent meeting of senior officials is also being convened to decide on steps to be followed during paper valuation.

The Vice-Chancellor, P. Maruthamuthu, told The Hindu that he had asked the Registrar and Controller of Examinations to take immediate steps in further strengthening the valuation mechanism and order a strict vigil.

"Our university has already taken many preventive steps. But, after the reports from Chennai, we will be extra cautious that incidents such as paper chasing do not happen during valuation," Dr. Maruthamuthu said.

"No chances"

The Controller of Examinations, S. Shanmugiah, said the university took adequate precautions to prevent malpractices; moreover "with a centralised valuation centre (on the campus) there are no chances."

According to him, a foolproof system was in place and students need not worry about unauthorised persons gaining entry into valuation centre.

Dr. Shanmugiah said the VC and himself would undertake surprise visits during valuation and a reliable dummy numbering system was there to prevent chasing of papers. The university was also vigilant during revaluation, he said.

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