Kerala University | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala University has decided to withdraw degree certificates issued to 37 students who passed the BSc Computer Science examinations after receiving pass marks through illegal moderation and mark corrections. The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting held on Friday.
Three years ago, extra marks were issued to 600 students in a BSc exam and degree certificates were issued to several others who could not pass the exam. The meeting on Friday has also decided to withdraw grace marks illegally awarded to students.
The marks were moderated by misusing the loopholes in the tabulation software. Following the incident, the University dismissed a section of officers from service. However, the concerned authorities didn't provide details regarding the scam to the police and failed to withdraw illegal marks given to students.
The examination controller is of the view that they didn't withdraw the marks given to the students since the sub-committee constituted to examine the alleged scam is yet to complete their probe.
Earlier, the Save University Campaign Committee notified Kerala Governor that the authorities are yet to withdraw the illegally awarded marks and fake certificates. Following this, Syndicate decided to address the matter and take a decision.