Controversial mark moderation in MG University cancelled
Kottayam: MG University syndicate meeting decided to cancel the controversial mark moderation in B.Tech examination. The decision previously taken by the syndicate to grant upto five marks extra to help pass the students who failed in only one subject in B.Tech exam was cancelled with this.
After the order of mark moderation was issued on May 17, a total of 119 students were provided revised mark list and provisional certificates. All of them will be cancelled.
In total 85 applications seeking pass mark in examination, which are under consideration of the university, will be rejected. In view of the future of the students, they will be allowed to appear for examination as many times until they pass the exams. This decision was taken as a merciful act.
The controversial decision to grant mark moderation was taken on April 30. The emergency syndicate meeting convened on Thursday under the leadership of Pro Vice Chancellor C. T. Aravindakumar decided to cancel the mark moderation which put even minister K. T. Jaleel in trouble. The syndicate only followed the government direction to cancel the moderation.
How did the controversy erupt?
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor had explained that the extra marks were granted in order to help the failed students pass the exam as the B.Tech courses were handed over to the Technological University. According to their stand, they were helping the students who failed for meagre mark difference when they were handling the course.
A student had submitted an application requesting the same at the adalat held by the university. Though the adalat decided to grant one extra mark in addition to the moderation, the exam wing found that it was against the rules.
They also decided to leave the file to academic council. Meanwhile, the same request was considered by the syndicate meeting on April 30 and they took a decision making it applicable for the entire BTech examination.
The opposition leader came up pointing out the irregularity in two cases. He also questioned the granting of moderation at adalat and presence of minister’s private secretary at the adalat. It was pointed out that granting five extra marks after the results are announced is against the rules.
In connection with the incident, Governor who is also the Chancellor of University and the Secretary of Higher Education sought a report from the Vice Chancellor. Though a report was submitted stating the moderation as a merciful act, the Chief Minister disagreed with it.
Following this, the decision was cancelled. It was officially announced that the decision was cancelled as it adversely affected the reputation of the university.