Anna University Re-valuation scam – According to Time of India, the cash-for-marks racket at Anna University boosted a major re-evaluation marks racket in the university. The incident came into light after scores of a student in one paper of April/ May 2017 exam has gone up from 5 to 77 after re-evaluation process. It is done in such manner by exploiting loopholes in rules that would seem perfectly legal.
As per University re-evaluation rules, if the re-evaluation marks are 15 marks more than the original, a second re-evaluation has to be done. The marks obtained in the central evaluation, first re-evaluation and second re-evaluation are then compared and the ‘best’ among the two consistent marks is taken as the new score.
This answer sheet from the April/ May 2017 exam has been kept as part of evidence by directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC), which has booked former controller of examinations G V Uma and nine others for taking money to rig answer sheets.
DVAC is investigating Uma’s role in influencing examiners at the re-evaluation centre in Tindivanam.
The other accused in the case include two assistant professors of Government College of Engineering, Tindivanam, the re-evaluation centre and seven other examiners. The investigators suspect that nearly tens of thousands of students may have given cash to pass the examination