Tribhuvan University to form committee to control anomalies

Kathmandu, July 6

Tribhuvan University has decided to form a high-level academic committee and upgrade its technology to curb anomalies taking place in the university.

It has also decided to amend its rules and regulations after some of its officials were found involved in altering the marks of students and job applicants.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had arrested Surendra Koirala, a student of MA in Economics and Ramu Karmacharya of Confidential Section of Office of the Controller of Examination, Balkhu, for their alleged involvement in altering the exam marks to make Koirala the exam topper, thereby making him eligible for a gold medal.

The high-level academic committee will work to improve the policies and copy correction system.

“Discussions are under way to form the committee. Though the decision to form of the committee has already been taken, we are yet to select members for the high-level committee,” said Tirtha Raj Khaniya, vice-chancellor of the university.

The university is trying to change its internal system to improve it. “We are trying to make some amendments to our policies as well. The policies will be formulated in such a way that no employee will be allowed to work in the same department for a long period. We are discussing the time frame for an employee to work in a department. If an employee stays in the same department for a long time there are chances of his/her involvement in misusing her/his power. We therefore need to make amendments to our policies that will help control irregularities taking place in the university,” said Khaniya. “The employees will also be closely monitored.

The university has taken the decision after irregularities involving marks alteration in mark-sheets were found at TU Office of the Controller of Examination, Balkhu.

The university has decided to upgrade its technology to control anomalies. “We are working on installing a new software, which will help detect any kind of discrepancy in marks,” said Khaniya.

CIAA has also filed a corruption case against 10 office bearers and employees of Tribhuvan University Service Commission on Wednesday for altering the marks of several job applicants who had appeared in the exams conducted to fill vacant positions at the university.

During CIAA’s investigation, it had found that marks were changed in 35 answer sheets.

TU officials have been accused of misusing their authority to appoint their relatives and family members in the posts of section officer, account officer, assistant legal adviser, chief accounts officer, chief office assistant and office assistant.

The university has, however, not taken any decision on whether or not the examinations conducted to fill the vacant positions in the university will be valid.

“The matter has already reached the court, we can’t say anything now,” said Khaniya.