50 'fake' students writing BEd examination caught

Nearly 50 ‘fake’ candidates, who were appearing for the ongoing first-semester BEd examination on Saturday, were caught redhanded by Bangalore University Vice-chancellor Prof B Thimme Gowda in Kolar and Bangarpet exam centres.

“I inspected the exam centres in these two towns and several candidates were found to be not genuine and many had come from other states only to write the exam,” the V-C said.

He caught 13 students belonging to Rockvalley College, 30 students of Vijayendra College, eight students of Indira BEd College and two from Vishnu BEd College.

“I have secured their register numbers and other details. Some of the candidates admitted that they had not regularly attended classes,” he said.

In the meantime, BRV BEd College that was granted affiliation on June 7, 2013 — three days ahead of the first-semester BEd exams — was not informed that its affiliation was conditional. The conditional affiliation is said to be given in the interest of the students for this year alone. The institution was non-functional consecutively since 2008. “How could they decide that the affiliation is for this year alone? Of course, we are aware that we need to apply for renewal of affiliation every year, but our fresh affiliation this time was not in itself conditional to this year,” said G S Ravi, director, BRV BEd College.

He further said his college stood an equal chance, vis-a-vis the rest of the colleges, to get affiliation for next year.

Prof Gowda, however, made it clear that no colleges found to have irregularities will get affiliation for the next year, unless they show extraordinary improvement in their performance. He added that the university will closely monitor all the colleges.

“An inquiry will be ordered immediately if there is a complaint of irregularities in any of the colleges,” he said.

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