Madhya Pradesh Medical Exams Compromised: Explosive Government Probe


Madhya Pradesh Medical Exams Compromised: Explosive Government Probe

The authorities had ordered an inquiry into the allegations this yr.


Widespread irregularities together with tampered examination outcomes beneath Madhya Pradesh’s prime state-run medical college that controls round 300 faculties have emerged in a report commissioned by the federal government in what might be the most important scandal of its variety for the reason that 2013 Vyapam rip-off.

The Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Vishwavidyalaya also called the Medical Science University is the governing physique for all faculties that educate medication, dental research, nursing, paramedicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathic, Unani, and Yoga within the state.

With roughly 300 faculties beneath it, the college takes in round 80,000 college students in any given yr.

But after a criticism filed by Right to Information (RTI) activist Akhilesh Tripathi final yr that some college students, who didn’t seem for exams prior to now few years, have been declared to have handed, medical schooling Minister Vishwas Sarang ordered an inquiry in May this yr.

A group of three college officers and knowledge know-how specialists regarded into the allegations and submitted its report final month.

A duplicate of the report, accessed completely by India07, says the personal firm answerable for making the mark sheets held on to them as an alternative of transferring them to the confidential department of the college, thereby elevating the potential for tampering.

According to the investigation, there have been severe irregularities from getting ready query papers, to checking and re-evaluation of the reply sheets and issuing mark sheets.

The report additionally discovered that although the “company’s server is in the confidential room of the university but the database was not given even after officials demanded the same”.

The information of the mark sheets have been cut-pasted in PDFs and Excel recordsdata by way of e-mail, which retains the door extensive open to information alteration and errors, it mentioned.

Various safeguards to forestall the modification of delicate information corresponding to examination scores have been additionally violated, the report mentioned.

The inquiry committee discovered an examination controller of the college, a clerk and an unidentified contractual worker modified the marks of scholars earlier than they have been lastly revealed, elevating severe questions in regards to the reliability of the college’s exams.

Akhilesh Tripathi, whose RTI software led to the probe, advised India07, “Even after the matter came to light, there was no FIR against the company that made the result. Only its contract was cancelled. The company did not even give the data to the university, saying that their office in Bangalore is closed because of lockdown. Then the company went to the High Court against the termination.”

Dr Prabhat Budhaulia, Registrar of the University, was transient in his response to India07’s questions in regards to the probe, saying, “The company has gone to the court. We have appointed a lawyer. The honourable court will decide.”

Mindlogics Infratech, a non-public agency that was outsourced the work of delivering query papers to non-public and authorities medical faculties beneath the college and getting ready the consequence, has denied all wrongdoing.

“The contract for managing their examination work was given to us during July 2018 and we have been working diligently on this project and have got multiple appreciation certificates as well, the latest one being on 22nd Feb 2021,” the corporate mentioned in an emailed assertion.

“However, in the last few months, we were subjected to various kinds of harassment by one of the officials of the university for vested reasons. There was a lot of pressure on our project team by the said official to compromise the sanctity of the exams which we refused to oblige. The said official misused his position and without following any due process of the norms of the university and without any official sanctity had terminated our contract and blacklisted as well on the 5th of July 21. The same was challenged by us before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh which was pleased to stay the blacklisting of our company on the 29th of July 21 and posted the matter for further hearing on the 16th of Aug 21,” it mentioned.

“We are hopeful that the Hon’ble HC (High Court) will decide the matter based on our submission and render justice. Since the matter is subjudice we don’t want to comment anything about the individual official whose credentials are questionable as well,” the corporate added.

Asked in regards to the probe, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang mentioned, “I’ve ordered an inquiry. We have to make sure there are not any discrepancies within the examination course of. Those who’re responsible won’t be spared.


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