BENGALURU: In yet another scam in the making, Bangalore University has given good marks to a student in a subject in which he had failed. What’s more, it printed the marks card, and send it to his college, though the student had not even applied for it.
The college authorities were shocked to receive the marks card of a candidate whose name was not sent by the college to the university. The principal then contacted the university seeking further advice.
According to documents available with Express, Santhosh Gowda (name changed) had not applied for marks card through the Bishop Cotton Academy of Professional Management, Yelahanka, where he had studied in 2013. But the university sent his marks card along with that other repeater students who took the November 2013 examinations.
University officials are taking the issue seriously, and have requested the college authorities to return the marks card. They suspect the hand of insiders in the case.
“There is no chance this has happened by mistake, and this is a big scam,” they said.
When contacted, Registrar (Evaluation) K N Ningegowda said, “We have issued notices to some staff in the computer section who have printed the marks cards and also are placing the issue before the Syndicate (meeting) on Wednesday.”
According to documents, Gowda had appeared for the BCom final semester examinations in November 2013. He failed in a subject as he had secured 12 marks. Later, he applied for revaluation, but got only 24 marks. Though he did not appear for any supplementary exams, the university printed his marks card giving good marks in the failed subject, and sent it to the college.
The student now lives in Singapore, and the university is thinking of issuing a notice to him after the Syndicate meeting.
College Letter to Varsity
A copy of the letter written by the college to the university, available with Express, says, “We have not registered for the student whose name appears in the table below for November 2013 exams. His results also had not appeared on the repeaters’ result sheet of BCom 5th semester November 2013 examination. However, we have received the marks sheet for the said examination.”
The details of the marks card are: register number: 101HC11037; month and year: November 2013, 5th semester. Serial Number of statement of marks and date: 2262905/712054 and 15-10-2014.