Ballari: Ballari: More than two months after members of the Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University (VSK) in Ballari dismissed allegations of leaking the end-of-semester examination questionnaire for management accounting, a subcommittee made up of the university team declared them guilty and fined all members of the institution’s examination board – except assistant professor Basavaraj – Rs 1 lakh each.
“We have sanctioned the president and all members of the examination board in accordance with the recommendations of the union subcommittee. We have also blacklisted them, ”said Professor Shashikant Udikeri, VSK University Registrar (assessment).
The subcommittee led by union member Padma Vithal presented its report on the scam after conducting a detailed investigation. Union members accepted the report and admitted that the exam questionnaire, attended by BCom’s sixth-semester students, was leaked.
As the Management Accounting Questions document was uploaded and circulated on social media platforms, the varsity team was forced to postpone another three exams for BCom seniors, which were conducted alone. in November, much to the chagrin of the students. .
Members of the university union VSK initially dismissed all allegations of leaking the question paper and attributed the postponement of exams to technical problems.
However, the report presented by the subcommittee confirmed the leaking of the questionnaire and recommended that the members of the examining board, of which the union president was a member, pay a fine of 1 lakh of rupees each to offset the expenses incurred due to the postponement of the exams.
Nagaraj Bommanal, a professor at Vijayanagara College in Hosapete who prepared questionnaires for management accounting, was found to share it with some of the students in direct violation of the rules. Taking a severe opinion of his conduct, the university has written to the commissioner of the university education department to initiate disciplinary action against Bommanal. The subcommittee also recommended filing a complaint with the cyber police to find out how the question paper made its way onto social media sites.