Indore: In a stunning admission, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has informed Raj Bhawan that moderators had leaked question papers using mobile phones. “As camera feature was added to cellphones, the moderators would click photos of question papers using their phones and leak the same. It is because of this reason, moderation has been stopped at the DAVV,” vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said in a letter addressed to additional secretary to the Governor.

The letter carries replies to issues highlighted by former Executive Council member Balkrishnan Arora alias Lalu. Arora had filed a complaint with the Raj Bhawan highlighting various issues and irregularities at the DAVV. The Raj Bhawan in turn forwarded the complaint to the DAVV directing it to address the issues highlighted in it. In his complaint, Arora had stated that the complaints of irrelevant questions being asked in the exams have increased since moderation process has been scrapped.

Over the issue, the university gave the shocking reply stating that moderation was stopped as the teachers’ entrusted task of moderating question papers themselves leaked papers using the mobile phones. “I was shocked to read such a reply from the V-C. He meant to say that question papers were leaked by subject experts at the university. If such was the case, he should disclose names of teachers who had leaked the question papers and file a police complaint against them,” Arora said asking as to why no complaint with police was filed in paper leak case.

When enquired, the university officers stated that no case of moderator leaking question paper has been found at the university as yet. “I don’t know why the V-C made such a false admission to Raj Bhawan,” said a high ranked officer at the DAVV.  However, the VC claimed that a moderator was caught clicking photo of a question paper after which moderation was stopped.

Affiliation delayed exams

Replying to another complaint, the VC stated that exam timetables were amended many a time in the interest of students. Dhakad said that the colleges do not obtain affiliation on time. They do not fulfil the conditions for affiliation due to which the affiliation get delayed and subsequently exams. To ensure that students of errant colleges do not suffer and lose chance to appear in exams, the university amends timetable many a time till the college get affiliation.

DAVV adheres to academic calendar: VC

Dhakad also claimed that the university adheres to academic calendar. “Barring strike time, the academic calendar is always followed,” the V-C said. Exam of undergraduate courses could not be commenced in March due to strike by non-teaching employees. In his letter, the V-C mentioned about that strike. However, the fact remains that many exams are running behind the schedule like BEd, MEd, BBA, BCA, LLB etc. Hence the claim of the VC is false, Arora said.

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