BALASORE:A contractual lecturer and a junior clerk of Fakir Mohan University were dismissed on the charges of committing irregularities in marksheets of students of Distance Education Scheme.
University Vice-Chancellor Siba Prasad Adhikary on Saturday said contracts of lecturer of information technology department Samar Ballav Bhoi and junior clerk Birendra Patra were cancelled.
Earlier this month, the Fakir Mohan University administration had formed a committee to inquire into allegations of tampering of marks. The committee had found both Bhoi and Patra guilty and recommended action against them.
The allegation came to fore after officials of the computer firm, assigned to prepare the mark sheets for the university, informed the Comptroller of Examinations Debabrata Dash about it.
The examination section of the university has come under scanner following the allegation as tampering of marks cannot be done without involvement of the officials responsible for tabulation of marks.
Sources said the tabulation sheets provided by the university to the computer firm for preparation of mark sheets have discrepancies and over writings.
“For example, in place of 18, it is written 81 and in place of 07, it is mentioned as 70. Some of the failed students have been given pass marks,” said an official.
The university officials have been accused of resorting to forgery to give pass marks to the students who failed in the examination after taking money from them.
It is alleged some distance education candidates paid bribe ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 to clear their tests.