Three weeks on, probe panel fails to submit report to V-C
The three-member committee formed three weeks ago to probe the scam in the result branch of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has failed to submit its report to the vice-chancellor.punjab Updated: Sep 29, 2015 11:48 IST
The three-member committee formed three weeks ago to probe the scam in the result branch of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has failed to submit its report to the vice-chancellor.
The scam, in which marks of 54 BTech students were increased, was unearthed earlier this month.
Members of the probe panel, including MDU registrar SP Vats, had held several meetings but failed to prepare the final report on the involvement of officials of the university’s result branch and NYSA, a computer agency hired by the MDU for preparation of results and examination material.
“We have recorded statements of several people involved in the scam, but for the past many days, we could not hold a meeting as members are out of the town. We will submit a report soon after the next meeting,” said a committee member requesting anonymity.
Soon after getting the information about scam, MDU vice-chancellor Sudhir Rajpal suspended superintendent Sita Ram Sharma of the result branch, who allegedly approached NYSA for increasing the marks of several students in the academic year 2014-15, but the university has not taken any action against the erring staff of examination branch of the university and NYSA yet.
As per the committee members, the accused superintendent approached NSYA to increase the marks of 54 BTech students in two phases. The exams were held in December 2014 and the results of these students, who were getting below 20% marks (they were even not eligible for re-evaluation) were given more than 50% marks.
During investigation, it was found that answersheets of these students did not bear the signatures of the examiners, which indicates irregularities for making changes in the results by adding more sheets to their answersheets. The committee members said most of these students come from NCR districts of Gurgaon and Faridabad and they belong to well-off families.
But the delay in submitting report by the committee has raised questions over action against the erring officials. MDU registrar SP Vats could not be contacted as he was busy in a meeting.
How the scam unfolded?
The racket involving increase of marks of 54 BTech students at the university was unearthed earlier this month
The exams were held in December 2014.
Though the university suspended a superintendent of the result branch, who allegedly managed to get the marks of students increased by directly approaching NYSA, agency hired by the MDU for preparation of results, it has failed to take action against the erring staff of the examination branch of the university and NYSA
The V-C formed a three-member probe committee
The results of these students, who had scored below 20% marks, were changed and they were given more than 50% marks