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Anna University marks-for-money scam: Professor Uma suspended
The agency on Tuesday filed an FIR alleging that the former controller Uma and nine other professors were involved in the scam.
According to the suggestion made by directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC), thousands of students from Anna University might have graduated after bribing the professors of Anna University.
The agency on Tuesday filed an FIR alleging that the former controller of exam Uma and nine other professors were involved in the scam.
The action was taken by DVAC following reports on the ‘money-for-marks’ in the semester exams conducted during April, May and June 2017.
The officials on Friday reportedly enquired the students directly regarding the allegations, after which Professor Uma was suspended.
DVAC said that the suspects had destroyed the maximum number of answer sheets of the students for whom they had awarded enhanced marks during the re-evaluation in Tindivanam in 2017 and thus caused disappearance of evidence.
Investigators have collected evidence linked to the malpractice in nearly 100 mark sheets, but believe that the number could be much higher. “They had destroyed as many mark sheets as possible by the time we started probing the issue,” a senior DVAC official disclosed. A total of 3,02, 380 students had applied for revaluation last year, of which 73,773 students passed and another 16,636 have improved their marks in the process.
DVAC also conducted searches in houses of GV Uma in Chennai, P Vijayakumar at Tindivanam and R Sivakurmar at Tinidvanam and Office of the Controller of Examinations, Anna University. Certain documents pertaining to the purchase of properties by Uma have also been seized.