STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kerala varsity re-issues 2018 question paper for MCA examination 

 THE University of Kerala, already in the dock due to irregularities in awarding of moderation marks, has once again landed in a soup.

Published: 02nd January 2020 07:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2020 07:01 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The University of Kerala, already in the dock due to irregularities in awarding of moderation marks, has once again landed in a soup. It has now come to light that the question paper of ‘Application Programming for Mobile Devices’ examination held in December 2019 for fifth semester MCA students was a ‘direct lift’ from the question paper issued in May 2018. What makes the episode even more embarrassing is that no attempt has been made to change even a single question from the 2018 question paper.

Even the serial number of questions of the previous question paper have not been changed. The incident has exposed the shoddy manner in which question papers are set and the lack of a foolproof mechanism within the varsity to cross-check it. “This has raised serious doubts on the credibility of the entire examination system of the university. Already, exams conducted by the varsity are under a cloud due to allegations of mark tampering in the garb of awarding extra moderation marks,” said a former Syndicate member. This is not the first time such a goof up has occurred.

In the MA Economics examination held in October last year, a previous year’s question paper was reissued after allegedly altering the year with a pen. When contacted, the University authorities said they had not received any complaints from the exam centres yet. “We will look into the issue and if the question paper is found to be a lift of a previous one, steps will be taken to cancel the examination,” said a top university official.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp