Mangaluru, Aug 24, 2015 : As per reports received, MU - Mangalore University set up a three-member inquiry committee to go in to the issue of mistakes that cropped up in the degree certificates issued by it at the 33rd convocation held on June 17.
The inquiry committee constitutes second part of the ongoing inquiry, with the first one initiated by B Narayan, registrar (evaluation) on July 26 announcing that an internal inquiry had been initiated to probe how mistakes surfaced in the certificates.
Committee set up as per a decision of the Syndicate - highest decision taking body of the university - consists of B H Shekar, deputy registrar (administration) and special officer at the university, S M Dharmaprakash, director, Directorate of correspondence course, and professor, department of physics, and M P Noronha, Syndicate member and advocate by profession. Vice-Chancellor K Byrappa confirmed that the committee had been set up as per Syndicate decision.
The VC said there is a need to ascertain how these mistakes cropped up, and who were responsible for it. Adding the university wants to ensure there is no repeat of such mistakes. As a corrective measure, the university has already taken steps to issue fresh corrected certificates to students, he said. The issue of errors in certificates were raised by student bodies on the university’s campus at Mangalagangothri as well as the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat.
It was the pro-activeness of the Mangalore University Research Scholars’ Association in taking up the issue with VC Byrappa that made the university sit up and take notice. VC Byrappa in a June 20 letter to the association expressed his concerns and said Registrar (Evaluation) had been instructed to correct the mistakes and to issue fresh certificates to the concerned students. The university incidentally had issued 325 certificates to candidates on the convocation day.