MBBS entrance test question papers were leaked: TUEC
Kathmandu, November 16
Tribhuvan University Executive Committee has sent a letter to the Institute of Medicine, concluding that the question papers for the MBBS entrance exam conducted by the IoM on October 14 were leaked. TUSC has also asked the IoM to scrap the exam.
At a meeting held today, the committee concluded that irregularities had taken place in the examination. “We reached the conclusion on the basis of TU investigation committee’s report, police report, the report submitted by the committee formed by Nepal Medical Council and legal advice. The reports reveal that the exam wasn’t conducted in a fair manner. However, IoM will decide whether to re-conduct exams or publish the results,” said Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya, chancellor, Tribhuvan University.
“We haven’t got the letter yet. We will decide what to do next after discussion,” said Dr Rajendra Prasad Guragain, assistant dean, IoM.
Earlier, police had arrested over two dozen persons, including students, for cheating and helping test takers cheat in the MBBS entrance examination. The examinees used sophisticated wireless devices to pass on questions to the racketeers, including doctors and educational consultancy operators, who helped the test takers write their papers for money. Android mobile phone sets, laptops, bluetooth devices and wireless ear plugs were among the gadgets recovered by police from the exam centres.
Police investigation had shown that the racket had targeted an amount of over Rs 50 million by helping 500 students cheat via wireless gadgets.
Only the students who pass the entrance examination are eligible to enrol in private medical colleges affiliated to IoM.
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