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Lokayukta probe ordered into marks card scam in Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)

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Deccan Herald | October 28, 2015, Bengaluru, DHNS |

Upalokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi has ordered a Lokayukta police inquiry into a marks card scam in Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).

The complaint filed by Chaitra B N, an engineering student in Bengaluru, stated that one of her friends, who works at an engineering college in the city, is suspected to be involved in altering the marks during the revaluation. According to the complaint, Chaitra’s friend, who is working at JSS Academy of Technical Education at Kengeri, had taken her laptop sometime ago. After some time, Chaitra found that her friend had downloaded the results of several students across the colleges using her laptop. All these USN numbers (used to identify the college the student is enrolled with) had failed in the examination and later their results were reversed during the revaluation. “He (friend) is known to me for the last seven years and he had taken my laptop for his use. I got suspicious on seeing several USN numbers downloaded in the folder. My friend had not only downloaded these USN numbers but also mailed them to a person who is associated with MindLogicx,’’ she has stated in the complaint.

MindLogicx is the firm which has developed examination management system for the VTU, sources said. The complainant has also submitted three mail IDs of her friend and two mail IDs of the person who is reportedly working with MindLogicx. The e-mails sent by Chaitra’s friend has all the names of the students who had earlier failed in the examination but later got through next semester after revaluation. The complainant stated that her friend is pursuing his seventh semester engineering at BMS evening college. “The allegations made in the complaint shows some examination malpractice alleged to have been committed at the examination section of VTU. It could be that some officials of the VTU are hand in glove with such students in such malpractice. I have directed the SP of Belagavi Lokayukta to hold an inquiry based on the complaint and materials provided by the complainant,’’ Upalokayukta Justice Adi said. The Upalokayukta has directed the SP of Belagavi Lokayukta to submit a report on November 18. – Courtesy


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