MALDA, 27 JUNE: Graduation final examinations of III year undergraduate students of theb University of Gour Banga (UGB) has commenced and would continue till 10 July. However, controversies run after the varsity again as it is being alleged that ‘controversial’ former teacher in charge (TIC) of Chanchal College Dr Anita Chakraborty, during whose tenure question papers of graduation examinations were leaked, has been assigned to distribute questions this time to colleges. However, an advisor of the controller of examinations (COE) department Dr Samar Mishra turned down the allegation terming it as ‘mean attack by some people with vested interests.’
Around 16,000 examinees of 21 colleges under the UGB are appearing for graduation final examinations that commenced from yesterday. It has been learnt that the questions after being handed over to the college authorities are kept in police custody and college authorities are collecting the question papers on the day of respective examinations from police stations. A principal of a college said that questions of examinations to be held within 29 June have already been received from university.
But a former university council (UC) member and principal of a college in Old Malda on the condition of anonymity alleged that Dr Anita Chakraborty, who couldn’t maintain confidentiality of question papers of crucial examinations as the TIC of Chanchal College, has been made coordinator of distributing of question papers to colleges. “An enquiry was made into question paper leakage during Dr Chakraborty’s tenure and there were many other anomalies when she served as the TIC. Hence her appointment by the UGB authorities as the supervisor of distributing questions is quite unfortunate. We believe it has affected the sanctity of the examinations,” the principal said.
Dr Chakraborty, however, said, “I handed over the charge to another teacher when the question papers were leaked. I was in Writers’ Building then. Those who are framing such allegations must go through the police report first.” She added, “Such allegations are being made by some people with vested political bias. Those have no importance for us.”
Dr Samar Mishra, an advisor to COE said, “Such allegations are being deliberately made diminish the morale of the varsity authorities. Many experienced teachers have been engaged to run the examinations smoothly and peacefully. Dr Chakraborty is only one of them. Our motto is to complete the examination process without any hindrance and we have no time to waste after such motivated design of some frustrated people.”