Published: 19th February 2020
After Principal leaks exam paper, Anna University stops exam results for Thiruvarur college
A senior official in Anna University confirmed that the results were being withheld because of the allegations that the Principal helped the students cheat to boost their results
Anna University in Chennai has withheld the exam results of the students of a private engineering college in Thiruvarur, after allegations of malpractice during the semester examination held in November last year. It was alleged that the principal of the college had revealed the question paper to his students in order to achieve overall good performance in that particular subject. Anna University released the result of November, December 2019 semester examination recently and second-year students of Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam Engineering College in Kovil Venni near Thiruvarur were in for a shock, as their results were withheld.
Students also came to know that their result was withheld for suspected malpractice.The second-year civil engineering students of the college have alleged that the principal of the college SN Ramasamy had taught them Fluid Mechanics (subject code CE8302). To ensure that students should get good result in the subject taught by him, the principal had shared the question paper with the students half an hour before the exam started and allowed them to arrive late for the exam, students alleged.
The students also said that when the complaint was raised on the same day, officials from University College in Pattukottai had visited the college the next day and conducted an enquiry. Due to the action of a few, those who are not connected to the incident are also affected, students said.
A senior official in Anna University confirmed that the results were being withheld because of the allegations."We have received a complaint about examination malpractice, so we have withheld the result. We have collected the answer scripts of the particular paper and conducting an enquiry. Based on the enquiry, if we get prima facie evidence confirming the malpractice, we will take appropriate action," official added. When contacted, principal of the college SN Ramasamy said, "Since the matter is under the investigation by the university, I do not want to comment on this now."