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Row over JNTU-H faculty recruitment. A sudden row has erupted in the on-going faculty recruitment process in JNTU Hyderabad as the question paper of...

Mathematics paper ‘leaked’

Hyderabad: A sudden row has erupted in the on-going faculty recruitment process in JNTU Hyderabad as the question paper of mathematics, conducted on Wednesday- has contained answers as well, leading to cancellation of the exam. But students smelt something foul over it and demanded cancellation of entire process. They even submitted a memorandum to the Governor stating that each post has been allegedly sold out for nearly Rs 30-40 lakhs and sought his intervention on the issue.

Recruitment to fill up as many as 186 Assistant Professor posts for all the four campuses of JNTUH, which has been delayed for over one year now due to one reason or the other, has started on April 9 and is scheduled to complete by Friday (April 25).

“We have been conducting screening tests since the number of aspirants is larger this time. Four to five sets of question papers have been prepared by subject experts from IIT and other institutions and among them one paper is being picked up randomly just two hours before the test every day. It is being done in the presence of Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, and Rector. With regard to mathematics paper, the question paper-setter has put some mark inadvertently on the correct answers for the questions. After noticing this, the University authorities tried to recall the question paper and tried to give a new question paper. But by that time, some student bodies went out and protested and stated that they don’t want to take the exam. They have made baseless allegations. We decided to postpone the test toApril 26,” Prof. N V Ramana Rao, Registrar of the University told media.

However, nearly 87 aspirants have rebutted the charge saying that the question papers of all the Subjects right from day one have been leaked to selected few. “It’s nothing but another glaring example of paper leak and selling off like PGMET. We want justice. Entire process shall be cancelled. We urged the governor the same,” Karunakar Reddy, an aspirant and president of JNTU JAC said.

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