It’s astonishing how eight students who flunked a medical college entrance exam conducted by Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University on May 7 came out with flying colours in a similar exam conducted by Delhi University a fortnight later.
The students either studied very hard over a fortnight or there’s something fishy somewhere. According to a complaint filed with the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch by an anonymous person, the eight students or their families paid hefty amounts to get hold of the answer keys for the Delhi University Medical Entrance Test on May 22.
The students who scored between 12% and 23% in the first exam got 70% and more in the second, possibly making them eligible for admission to any of the three medical colleges run by DU — Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences.
Said a senior Crime Branch officer, “We have received a complaint and it has been transferred to our inter-state cell for investigation.”
A senior official from DU’s faculty of medical sciences said the faculty had nothing to do with the conduct of examinations, which are handled by the university’s exam branch.
A senior exam branch official shrugged off the matter, saying they had not received any complaint or directions from the police.