Friday, 11 January 2019 :Live: chennai: City colleges dominated the Anna University rank list released for the year 2017-18 on Saturday. Engineering colleges (non-autonomous) in and around Chennai managed to secure the top 10 positions of college-performance chart.By producing 146 university rank holders at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Sri Sairam Engineering College in Tambaram, Chennai topped the list. The college had four gold medallists from mechanical, electrical and electronics, production, instrumentation and electronics engineering streams.
Friday, 11 January 2019 :The Tamil Nadu directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) in a probe, has found that thousands of Anna University engineering graduates bribed professors who re-evaluated their answer sheets.According to the probe conducted by the DVAC, in April-May 2017 students paid Rs 10,000 as bribe for each re-evaluated paper. Re-evaluation requests were put forwards by 3,02,380 students of which 73,333 students passed and 16,636 students were able to secure higher marks post recheck. TOI had reported in May 2016 that 40% of the candidates who applied for re-evaluation since 2011 were able to secure more marks.
Friday, 11 January 2019 :chennai: Following a question paper goof-up, Anna University has announced that re-exam will be conducted for the particular subject.Electronics and communication engineering (ECE) students from all the 538 engineering colleges affiliated to Anna University took up the ‘Opto Electronic Devices’ subject exam on November 2.Students were surprised to find out Part-B of the question paper was a mere repetition of the previous year’s question paper. Part-B contained five 13-mark questions.Besides this, five out of the 10 questions in Part-A (two-mark question) were also from the previous year’s question paper.Anna University has sought an explanation from the examiner who set the question paper.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : chennai: The cash-for-marks racket at Anna University boosted scores of a student in one paper (in April/ May 2017 exam) from 5 to 77 after re-evaluation, in a manner that would seem perfectly legal, but by exploiting loopholes in rules.This answer sheet from the April/ May 2017 exam is part of evidence collected by directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC), which has booked former controller of examinations G V Uma and nine others for taking money to rig answer sheets. Tens of thousands of students may have paid to pass, the investigators suspect.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : CHENNAI : In the aftermath of the revaluation scam, Anna University has introduced a slew of examination reforms, including distribution of answer keys, striking down of blank pages and cross-checking 30% of evaluated answer scripts, the university told the Madras high court recently.G V Uma, former Controller of Examinations, and other faculty members were suspended for their alleged role in the said scam. Besides an ongoing Directorate of Anti-Corruption and Vigilance (DVAC) probe, an internal committee formed to probe the scam found that answer scripts of students were manipulated at evaluation centres. Answer scripts provided to students contain 44 pages. Students, involved in the scam, left the last few pages of the scripts blank and scamsters filled these pages with relevant answers during evaluation.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : chennai: The cash-for-marks scam unearthed by DVAC may well hold answers to the abysmal standards of engineering graduates who pass out of Anna University every year, as much as it raises questions on the credibility of the biggest technical university in Asia with 530 affiliated colleges.2The involvement of controller of examinations GV Uma has shocked many. Former Anna University vice-chancellor M Anandakrishnan told TOI that the scam was unheard of anywhere in the country. Vigilance officers who unearthed large-scale malpractice in the re-evaluation of papers of April-May 2017 exams, too are surprised how well-oiled the rigging machinery ran.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Wednesday exposed a major scam in the award of marks during revaluation of answer scripts in the Anna University.Ten academicians, including the former Controller of Examinations Prof. G.V. Uma, were named as accused in the scandal involving a large number of students who allegedly paid bribes to boost their scores during the revaluation of answer scripts.The agency conducted a surprise check on the premises of the suspects and seized incriminating documents, including copies of answer scripts as well as property documents.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : chennai: After the cash-for marks expose, it could well be a cash-for-seats scam at Anna University.More than 60 students, whose names were not present in the final admission list last year, are attending second year classes in College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) which is ranked first in Tamil Nadu among state-run technical institutions. Insiders say this points to a probable scam of inducting ineligible students through the backdoor.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : chennai: Anna University, which produces more than 1,000 PhDs every year through a questionable vetting process involving 11,000 approved thesis publishers, appears likely to raise the bar for faculty promotions.The university’s syndicate, its top decision-making body, meets on Monday to discuss a revision of promotion guidelines under the Career Advancement Scheme among several other items, highly-placed government sources said.
Friday, 11 January 2019 :it was earlier announced that Anna University examinations which were scheduled on 15th and 16th November were cancelled due to the Cyclone Gaja.Now, Anna University has come out with a statement along with rescheduled dates for the exams that were supposed to be held on 15th November (Thursday) and 16th November (Friday).The statement from the Anna University office of the controller of examinations has mentioned that exams that were supposed to take place on 15th November (both Forenoon and Afternoon papers) are now rescheduled to 22nd November (Thursday).
Friday, 11 January 2019 :NEW DELHI: Cyclone Gaja: Anna University has released the revised exam dates for all the exams that were postponed in the wake of Cyclone Gaja. Anna University had earlier postponed the exams scheduled on November 15 and then went on to postpone the exams scheduled on November 16 as well. The University has released the revised exam dates for all the courses for which exams were postponed.Anna University had postponed exams for all its departments and affiliated colleges. All the UG and PG degree exams which were scheduled on November 15 will now be conducted on November 22, 2018 and all UG and PG degree exams which were scheduled on November 16, 2018 will be conducted on December 13, 2018. Likewise exams scheduled for November 17 will now be held on December 14, 2018.
Friday, 11 January 2019 : chennai: An internal committee of Anna University set up by vice-chancellor M K Surappa is investigating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by suspended professor GV Uma during her tenure as controller of examinations (CoE), with Chennai-based start-up Myeasydocs which provides transcripts online.The committee is also looking into suspected irregularities committed during Uma’s tenure as CoE from March 2015 to 2018.The committee carried out an inquiry recently to check if the university bylaws had been followed when the MoU was inked in March 2016, during M Rajaram’s tenure as vice-chancellor, multiple sources from the government