The College of Madras will represent an inquiry committee on December 23 to probe into an alleged rip-off the place individuals not registered with the varsity had written the diploma examinations.
The college syndicate will meet as we speak and an inquiry committee will likely be subsequently constituted, sources stated. An preliminary inquiry carried out has revealed that 116 individuals, who weren’t registered as college students with the Institute of Distance Training, had taken the examination and so they had been about to obtain the levels.
It might be recollected that the College Grants Fee (UGC) had in 2019 allowed all those that had registered since 1980-81 to finish their course by writing the arrear examinations. The candidates can be awarded levels or diplomas based mostly on the examination they’ve taken and the variety of papers cleared. The candidates had been allowed to take the examinations twice, in December 2019 and in Could 2020. These had been delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequently, candidates had been allowed to jot down the examinations from their houses.
The web assortment of examination price proved to be the varsity’s Achilles heel on this matter, as a number of doubtful candidates allegedly signed up for the examination by clearing the dues. Examination registration numbers had been generated for them as properly.
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College officers imagine that earlier, the examine centres had manually registered the candidates and people solely who had been registered had been in a position to pay the examination charges. With the exams being carried out on-line, it grew to become straightforward for examine centres to incorporate unregistered candidates.
Madras College Controller of Examination, Ok Pandian stated, “There have been anomalies after we began making ready the diploma certificates and this appears to be the fault of the examine centres. They enroll college students and supply numbers.”