The Bangalore University (BU) syndicate on Tuesday decided to constitute a sub-committee to investigate the alleged tampering of optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets.
DNA’s Tuesday edition had published a report on the tampering of OMR sheets. A report, submitted by registrar (evaluation) RK Somashekar, had stated that incidents of tampering had indeed taken place.
Following this, the syndicate constituted a sub-committee, to be headed by syndicate member Zaheeda Mulla, to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within two weeks.
Briefing media persons, registrar (administration) BC Mylarappa said, “If the tampering is proved by the committee, then we will file an FIR at the police station concerned. We will also discuss in the syndicate whether to hand over the case to Lokayukta or CBI.”
The sub-committee will also prepare a report on what action can be taken against University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) for conducting ‘special’ exam in June, 2012 to favour some influential students. “In UVCE case, the violation of norms is proven and the committee only needs to suggest actions,” Mylarappa said.
Meanwhile, the syndicate had constituted two other sub-committees. A 13-member university vigilance advisory committee, headed by vice-chancellor, will monitor internal security at the BU campus and visit every department, besides hostels.
Another sub-committee has been formed to look into security measures, to be headed by syndicate member KV Acharya. It will check the functioning of security booths, CCTVs, coordinate with neighbouring institutes and with the police department. It will also interact with the government to secure funds for construction of a compound wall.