VTU VC lied in his resume

Maheshappa had claimed getting first class in BE

The VTU vice-chancellor has been under fire for claiming that he secured a first class in his resume submitted to the Governor and to the search committee.

The statement of marks of the last (tenth) semester examination conducted in August 1982 by the University of Mysore shows that H Maheshappa secured a second class as shown under the “Result” column.

While first class is not a mandatory requirement for being selected as vice-chancellor, the discrepancy in the class has had many detractors clamouring for him to step down.

When contacted, Maheshappa said: “If the marks secured in all attempts in the last two semesters are taken, it shows that I have secured 62.5 per cent, which is first class. However, if you consider only the first attempts, then I have secured only 58 per cent.”

Maheshappa admits that it was a mistake to mention first class in his resume, but pointed out that the first class in bachelor’s degree was not a requirement under any guidelines.
The reply obtained through RTI has also thrown up doubts about Maheshappa’s methodology of calculating his class using marks secured in the last two semesters for the five-year course.

Section 9(e) of then prevailing regulations, syllabus, and scheme of examination says: “For the purpose of declaring the results of the BE degree examination, the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates for the entire scheme of training shall be the basis as entered in the cumulative record.”

Maheshappa’s credentials were first put under question when an RTI reply from Mysore University in September 2010 revealed that he had been awarded a degree with second class.

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