Awarding moderation marks not first time in Kerala history, responds minister Jaleel
Thiruvananthapuram: Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel responded in the row corresponding to awarding special moderation marks to an engineering student that it was not first time in Kerala history that a student is being awarded moderation marks. University syndicates have been taking such decisions ever since. He also added that those who are scared of the modifications in the education sector are raising allegations against higher education department and university.
In 2012, during the UDF reign, a decision was taken to provide upto 20 marks moderation for those students who failed in B.Tech exams in Calicut University. It was UDF syndicate then. All universities provide marks similarly, said Jaleel.
"Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has raised baseless allegations against such a normal process. Meanwhile he couldn’t bring out evidence to prove that minister or minister’s office intervened in the matter. We made no such intervention. Chennithala alleged that minister’s private secretary took part in the adalat. Actually, he had taken part in the inaugural function of the adalat. The visuals of this is surfacing. However, without revealing the audio, only visuals were aired with vested interest. Private secretary had not taken part in the adalat,” minister added.