Caste-related question on Periyar University exam sparks row, VC orders investigation – Edexlive


Controversy at Periyar University | Photo: Edex Live

A question paper at Periyar University, Tamil Nadu has fueled controversy after a caste-related question was asked during the freshman exam held on Thursday, July 14. However, Vice Chancellor Jagannathan ensured an investigation into the matter, as stated in a report by ANI.

The question related to caste – which is the lower caste that belongs to Tamil Nadu – with four caste options, was put to the first year (second semester) MA History students who were taking their exam in the subject “Freedom of Tamil Nadu Movement: 1800 to 1947,” the report also states.

Speaking on the matter, the Vice Chancellor said that another university prepared the matter and he did not get any information regarding the document. He said, “The questions for the exams are not prepared by Periyar University.

He added, “Other university and college teachers have prepared the quiz. Usually, to avoid leakage of the quiz, we don’t read the quiz before the exam. I didn’t get any information regarding the question. controversial. We will investigate this.” He added: “Today we are seeking a report from the controller of the exam who compiled the questionnaire. We do not plan to conduct a new review.



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