Exams of 7 pharmacy colleges cancelled over mass copying - ECAS Punjab

Exams of 7 pharmacy colleges cancelled over mass copying

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Parvesh Sharma
Tribune News Service
Sangrur, November 23

After The Tribune highlighted mass copying in seven pharmacy colleges of the district, the authorities of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department have cancelled the exams and decided to issue show-cause notices within a week to cancel the affiliation of the colleges. Apart from it, the authorities have also ordered chargesheeting the members of the flying squad deputed to check copying during exams.

'Won't spare guilty'

Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said anyone found to have indulged in cheating would not be spared and strict action would be taken against the institute concerned

"After reading news in The Tribune, we ordered an inquiry. It was found that mass copying took place in seven pharmacy colleges in the recently concluded exams. We have cancelled the papers. During reexamination, the invigilating staff will be deputed from government ITIs and examination centres will be formed at government polytechnic colleges/ITIs. CCTVs will also be installed at the examination centres," Anurag Verma, Principal Secretary, Technical Education, told The Tribune.

He also confirmed that technical education board officials had been directed to issue show-cause notices to the seven colleges within a week to cancel their affiliation.

"Orders have also been issued to chargesheet flying squad in charge and Principal, Government Polytechnic College, Bareta, Navneet Walia and Section Officer Anil Kumar," Verma said.

He said a detailed report had been sought from the Secretary, Punjab State Technical Education and Industrial Training Board, and from Principal, Government Polytechnic College (Girls), Patiala, as papers of the seven colleges were sent there for evaluation. He said during investigation, the officials found that the answer copies of all students of the offline examination were matching word to word and some online solved papers were also matching to some extent. He said all the students had opted to answer the same questions during the exams.

"Both reports clearly mentioned that during examinations in September/October, mass copying took place at Vinayka College of Pharmacy, Lehragaga, Arya Bhatta College of Pharmacy, Sangrur, Modern College of Pharmacy, Sangrur, Vidya Sagar Paramedical College, Lehragaga, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Pharmacy, Lehragaga, Lord Krishna College of Pharmacy, Lehragaga and Krishna College of Pharmacy, Lehragaga," Verma said.

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