Chennai: Anna university has sacked 3 more professors and former joint controller of examination in connection with cash-for-marks racket busted in August last year.
Anna university registrar J. Kumar took the disciplinary action against Srinivasalu, former joint controller of examination, and professors Selvamani, Kulothungan and Pughazendhi Sukumaran for their involvement in the re-evaluation scandal.
Foul play was suspected following reports of students having over 20 arrears clearing all their papers at one go with good grades and subsequently a probe was ordered to look into the re-evaluation results of 2017 and 2018 semester examinations. Following this, a committee of senior professors started their enquiry into the issue and it was found that a huge racket of professors was involved in this scam. They reported that around 100 students had paid around 40,000 for clearing a paper and professors had been involved in awarding them extra marks.
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption had also filed a case against former Controller of Examination G V Uma, Tindivanam zonal officers and assistant professors P Vijayakumar and Sivakumar, and seven others on charges of "conspiracy, cheating and forgery" last year....