PEB cancels two PAHUNT exam centres in Indore as Vyapam scam accused has share in it

  • Ashutosh Shukla, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 30, 2015 22:58 IST
Candidates coming out of an exam centre after taking PAHUNT exam in Bhopal on Sunday. (HT photo)

Extra cautious to avoid any sort of controversy, Professional Examination Board (PEB) administration cancelled Pre-Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Nathuropahy and Yoga (PAHUNT) exam scheduled for Sunday at its two Indore centres after reports that key accused in Vyapam scam and its former controller of exam Pankaj Trivedi has stake in the two colleges in question.

Exam for about 2000 candidates, who were assigned these two colleges as centre, would now be organised on Monday.

In fact, Acropolis Technical Campus and Acropolis Institute of Technology and research were centres for PAHUNT exam in Indore among others.

A report in a local newspaper, in a report published few days ago, charged the Vyapam administration of being 'magnanimous' to the key accused in Vyapam scam Pankaj Trivedi, who according to the report has substantial stake in the Acropolis group of colleges.

Vyapam now rechristened as Professional Examination Board (PEB) cancelled the exam at the two centres in question at the last minute, deciding to hold exam for candidates assigned these centres on Monday at four alternative centres at Indore.

Advertisements had also been given in newspapers informing about cancellation of exam at the two centres and the new centres where exam will take place on Monday.

Talking to HT, Controller Exam, PEB, Tarun Pithore said, "It was the first time that we organised an exam online and everything went exactly according to our plan. Marks obtained by candidates were declared soon after the exam. We could have issued the selection list today but for cancellation of exam at two centres in Indore."

He, however, said that it was not any problem. Paper for the 2000-odd candidates, who take the exam on Monday, would be entirely different from what it was on Sunday but they have taken care that the questions asked in the exam on Monday was tough or simple in the same measure as the paper on Sunday. The merit list would also be declared on Monday, he added.

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