Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MD/MS entrance exam of PGIMER may be cancelled due to cheating

Chandigarh: The MD/MS entrance exam of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, which was conducted on Saturday, is likely to be cancelled in view of unearthing of cheating racket.

The exam was taken by more than 7,000 candidates.

On Sunday, the hospital had announced postponement of declaration of the results of test for MD/MS courses for an indefinite period. In normal circumstances, the result would have been declared a day after the exam.

Seven women candidates who were arrested by CBI on Saturday allegedly appeared in the exam just to leak the question paper and thereby act as facilitators for other candidates.

The CBI sleuths on Saturday had arrested 16 people, including seven girl medical students, using hi-fi gadgets to cheat during a post-doctoral degree examination conducted by the PGIMER at four different centres here. While the arrested girls were candidates appearing for the MD/MS examination, nine others were picked up from KC residency Hotel in Sector 35.

Those arrested from the hotel include Gurivi Reddy, Mahindra, Jagdeesh, Thamin Khan, Afroz, Siddhartha Subhadra, Promila and Rahemu Nnisa.




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