AMU orders probe into medical entrance exam results


ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University has ordered a probe into the results of this year’s entrance examinations for the MBBS and BDS courses following reports of inconsistencies. 

The decision was taken last night by V-C lieutenant general (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah after doubts were raised about the veracity of results of the two courses, an official spokesperson said. 

The three-member preliminary inquiry committee instituted by the V-C is expected to submit its report later this afternoon. 

According to an official release of the university, the committee includes Professor SN Pathan, former V-C of RTM Nagpur University, professor E Hasnain, former V-C University of Hyderabad and Midhatullah Khan Sherwani, a former civil servant and incumbent visitor’s nominee to the AMU’s Executive Council. 

A senior AMU official said, “Hi-tech internet applications could have been used by some candidates at a particular centre for solving the entrance test paper.” 

Suspicions were raised yesterday when more than 30 candidates belonging to a particular centre in south India cleared the entrance test. 

There are in total 180 seats available in the two courses and more than 50 thousand candidates had appeared in the admission test at 11 centres in different parts of the country. 

The spokesman said the problem of misuse of computer applications for cheating during admissions is an issue of concern and the university would await judgment of the Supreme Court in a similar case which was reported from Haryana earlier this year, before taking a final decision on the matter.

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