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After fiasco, IIMs to launch own website for results

Apoorva Puranik, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 26, 2013
First Published: 09:53 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 09:56 IST(26/7/2013)

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have decided to stop outsourcing declaration of common admission test (CAT) results to website hosting companies.

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This move comes after recommendations by a committee set up by the Union ministry of human resource development after discrepancies were found on the CAT 2012 results website, www.catiim.in, hosted by Lucknow-based Web Weavers Association, which had allegedly inflated scores of more than 80 students.

The IIMs will now launch a website on July 28 that will display updates on CAT 2013 results.

"After the fiasco, we have decided there will be no external involvement for information about the CAT exam. By January, we will also decide on a way to put up the results, which will be accessed exclusively from the convening IIMs database on the new website,” said professor Rohit Kapoor, CAT convener for 2013, IIM Indore.

The CAT 2012 exams were conducted between October 11 and November 6 with IIM Kozhikode (IIM K) as the convener.

The results were declared in January.

The discrepancy came to light after IIM K received a tip-off about the inflation in marks of more than 80 candidates.

The conduct and evaluation of the test was entrusted to a US-based company Prometric and the results were later given to the Luknow firm to be displayed.

A police case was registered against the company after which the MHRD had set up a committee to recommend the measures necessary to take corrective steps and avoid such problems in the future.


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