The vice chancellor of University of Pune Wasudeo N Gade handed suspension order to the controller of examination (CoE) Sampada Joshi for failing to fulfill her responsibilities effectively. A three member enquiry committee accused her in its interim report for not having effective control over the exam department and lack of coordination. Over the past few months, the university’s exam department was at severe criticism due to lapses, including delay in result declaration, errors in assessment of papers, delay in re-evaluation of papers, irregularities in online engineering exam and negligence in the exam store section.
Gade stated that they had placed the CoE under suspension pending a departmental inquiry. The suspension was given to Joshi on April 11, 2014 and the Director of UoP’s board of college and university development Vishwas B Gaikwad has been the additional charge of CoE office.