Students create ruckus after server fails during DMAT exam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lalru (SAS Nagar)
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2015 14:53 IST

High drama prevailed at the Universal Group of Colleges here on Sunday after the applicants and their parents created a ruckus over failure of the server during the online Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2015 for medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh. The exam was subsequently cancelled due to technical failure.

As many as 90 students appeared for the exam at 12.15 pm but the server failed at around 1.30 pm, following which the students resorted to violence. They even beat up the invigilator Netar Singh and took away the mobile phone of a female teacher. College principal SK Sharma said, "We were just a service provider in terms of providing a venue for the exam and the exam was being conducted by a Chandigarh-based company. The students and their parents raised slogans against the management and misbehaved with the staff members."

The students had come from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to appear in the exam. In their complaint to the police, the students held centre superintendent, Vivek Sharma and observer from Bhopal, AK Tuli responsible for the entire fiasco. The students were still at the police station till the filing of the report.

Tuli said the glitch was due to failure of the server and now the exam will be conducted again.

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