A section officer of the University of Kerala has been dismissed from service by the syndicate for tampering with the marks of students who appeared for degree exams of the university. The initial inquiry into the matter conducted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor had found that officer V Vinod had tampered with the mark.
During the preliminary investigation, it had revealed that the officer had altered marks of 74 students of final semester career-related degree courses. The inquiry revealed a discrepancy in the marks of students while comparing it with that of their marks in the online student profile against their mark sheet.
On January 20, section officer Vinod was suspended, following a probe after being accused of willfully entering wrong marks on behalf of a student. In addition, there were discrepancies in the marks obtained by the student in seven supplementary examinations, which the student had written.
The incident came to light when the student applied for a mark list of the supplementary papers, the marks of which were altered.
Meanwhile, the Calicut University has cancelled all the scheduled exams for the first and second semester (B.Tech/Part-time B.Tech) Supplementary examinations. The new dates will be announced later.