THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Saturday said his party will examine the recent allegations related to the granting of grace marks in Kerala Technical University and MG University at the behest of higher education minister K.T. Jaleel.
“We are looking at the issue without any preconceived notion,” he told reporters here.
The CPM state secretary also disapproved the allegations levelled by Dr Jaleel against Opposition leader Ramesh Chenni-thala’s son getting high marks in UPSC examination.
“I don’t approve of raising personal allegations against family members. The real issues go into the background and get diverted when personal allegations are brought up. The UDF has this habit of making personal allegations to deflect the main issue. I don’t want to drag the opposition leader’s family into this controversy. We don’t follow the UDF culture,” he said.
Kodiyeri claimed that even earlier, moderation was given in many exams in the past. It is wrong to portray them as grace marks now. If anything has happened in violation of rules then that needs to be examined.
He said moderation system was also there during the UDF regime. This time 5 marks were given for BTech student by M G University. Calicut University gave 20 marks moderation during UDF government’s period. If that was wrong then this can also be described the same. The Calicut University had also given moderation marks after declaration of results.
Kodiyeri said the decision was taken by the VC and not in adalat. The VC has the powers to take the decision as per the University Act. Controller of Examinations does not have the powers for moderation but Examinatoin Board has. But if the Board has not met then VC can use the special powers vested in him to take such decisions....