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Higher Education

15 examination assessors pulled up for negligence

PUBLISH DATE 9th June 2017

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has taken action against 15 university officials for negligence in exam assessment. The intervention includes banning officials from examination-related work for a year and fining certain office-bearers.

The university has come across cases of negligence with regards to wrong marking, distribution of wrong question papers, out-of-syllabus questions in exams, missing deadlines for submission of corrected answer sheets, among other reasons.

The varsity pointed out that for students, every mark matters and if examiners are so negligent in their work, stern action needs to be taken against them.

At the Allana College of Azam Campus, internal ex aminer Preeti Dange assessed a test out of 75 marks instead of the total 150. Therefore, all students failed the examination. The varsity has banned Dange from any examination work for the next one year.

Similarly , in the case of a senior examiner at the Marathwada Mitramandal College of Commerce Sachin Thore, the handwriting of the marking system in the main answer sheet and supplementary answer sheet was found to be different. Thore has also been banned from assessment work. In another case, V D Deore of Matoshree College of Engineering and Research distributed the paper for second year (Computer) for Object Oriented Programming in place of the scheduled subject, second year (Information Technology) for Problem Solving and Object Oriented Programming. As a result, the assessor has been banned from undertaking exam-related work for the next one year.

The director of Metropolitan Institute of Hotel and Catering Technology has been fined and the college will also not be appointed as an exam centre due to non-compliance of deadline for submission of answer sheets at the Central Assessment Processing centre.