Vyapam is again in the limelight for an admit card goof-up. Bhaskar Bachhane, 17, a native of Indore had applied for the MP Professional Examination Board through a designated online system. However, he was in for a rude shock when he saw the admit card, uploaded by Vyapam on its official website on Monday. Bhaskar was perplexed post finding out his Pre Agriculture Test admit card, instead of carrying his name, mentioned his father’s name as the candidate. Also Read - 6 Charged Under NSA Over Illicit Liquor Trade in Bhopal
Commonly known as Vyapam, Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board is a professional examination board of Madhya Pradesh that conducts various tests for admission to professional courses and streams. Also Read - Domestic Flights: IndiGo to Start Services to Agra From Bengaluru, Bhopal From March 28
In fact, the Test Admit Card (TAC) had all the details of the student, but instead of carrying his name, the crucial document mentioned his father, Mohan Bachhane, as the candidate. Speaking about the plight, Bhaskar’s father Mohan Bachhane, a school teacher by profession was quoted as saying, “The fear of losing a year, has plunged Bhaskar into depression.” Also Read - Surat-Kolkata IndiGo Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bhopal
Just after the admit cards were available online, the father, without wasting any time rushed to Vyapam office in Bhopal to get the required amendments done. However, shockingly, the man turned away by the Vyapam officers who said rules does not permit them to make any correction. “After clearing class XII last year, Bhaskar had dropped out a year to prepare for the exam,” Mohan was quoted as saying.
This is not the first case of Vyapam goof-ups. Actually, on the same day, another student Shubham Singh, 18, a student from Bhopal, approached Vyapam with the same problem as his father Chandar Singh’s name was mentioned as a candidate in the admit card. With the exam set to take place on April 21 and April 22, both the students pleaded with the Vyapam officers to correct their admit cards.
One of the unnamed Vyapam employees said that four students had approached him with the same problem ahead of Pre-Polytechnic Test held recently.
“We cautioned students to carefully check the forms before submitting them online, but they seldom follow our advice and approach us for corrections at the eleventh hour, which the rules do not permit,” Vyapam spokesperson, Dr Alok Verma was quoted as saying.
Exam Controller, AKS Bhadauria also asserted similar views and said: “We have opted for class X mark sheet and mark the name on TAC as mentioned in the mark sheet, but due to negligence of candidates and online kiosk owners, wrong information is fed in the forms.”
The officer, however, said that they can’t make any amendments without the court’s intervention. He also said that he would take up the issue with the seniors.
The organisation, which reported massive admission and recruitment anomalies in the year 2013-14, has brought about a number of measures to inculcate transparency into the system. The anomalies are still under CBI probe and we hope they get sorted out as soon as possible.