After students alleged that a professor of a Goregaon college was seeking bribe to clear examination papers, the college management has set up an internal committee to look into the matter. The issue came to light after the Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) wrote to the college on behalf of a student who joined the BA course in 2013. The student said he failed in two subjects in 2013 and was granted an Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT).
“The next year I appeared for my second year exams and the ATKT papers but I failed in the latter twice again,” said the student.When he applied for verification, he found that some sheets were missing from his answerbooks, which were corrected by an English professor of the college. The student said that thereafter, the professor asked for a bribe of Rs30,000 and other monetary favours such as mobile recharge to clear the papers. “When I approached the college management, they agreed to pass me on ‘benefit of doubt’ grounds,” said the student.
However, fresh problems arose for the student when he was not allowed to pick up a project in the third year on the basis of his earlier failure. According to the student, the college did not pay heed to the matter despite his submitting ‘proof’, and hence he approached the MNVS on September 27.
“We demanded the suspension of the professor and action against the examination officer,” said Santosh Dhotre, vice-president of MNVS. Meanwhile, college sources said an internal committee has been set up to enquire into the case.“A proper inquiry must be conducted. We submitted enough evidence and the culprit must be brought to book or we will continue our protest,” said Dhotre.