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SPAI protest against CAT, demand resignation of IIM-A director

india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 22:00 IST

Members of the Students' Parents Association of India (SPAI) today protested here in front of Indian Institute of Management over the computerised Common Admission Test and demanded resignation of its director and CAT Convenor.

About 30-40 SPAI members burnt effigy of Prometric, the US based company, which was awarded a USD 40 million contract by the IIMs to conduct the computerised CAT across India.

"IIMs had hired Prometric for Rs 180 crore to conduct CAT. But the test was marred by many technical problems. So we demand action against Prometric which needs to be kicked out," SPAI leader Hemendra Bagdi told PTI.

"Why is the IIM defending Prometric by saying that this was a virus attack and this could happen to any one looking at the scale across which the test was conducted," Bagdi said.
"What is the use to hire such company? The IIM-A director and convenor of CAT should resign," he added.

The computer-based entrance test conducted over 10 days beginning November 27 was marred by technical glitches caused by virus attack from the very first day.

Students faced problems at number of exam centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Bhopal.