KSOU asked to explain exams outside State

KSOU asked to explain  exams outside State

The decision of the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) to ignore a Supreme Court ruling to not hold the exams of distance education programmes outside the State, has resulted in a request for clarification from the government.

In a letter to KSOU vice-chancellor Prof M G Krishnan,  Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Dr Rajneesh Goel has demanded to know why these exams were  being conducted outside Karnataka in contravention of the government’s directives regarding the opening up of study centres and campuses outside Karnataka. He also wanted to  know if the KSOU had conducted the exams or had outsourced them to agencies.

This is in light of the recent assault of  Sandhya Kamal,  a resident of RT Nagar who refused to give exam invigilators Rs 500 to participate in mass copying during the MA English exam at St Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute, Hosur, Tamil Nadu.

Goel has asked the University to conduct an internal inquiry and submit an action taken report at the earliest. An order has been issued not to announce results of any examinations from the training institute.

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