Serious allegations that need answers

In a major embarrassment for the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), the lone central university of the state, some of the students who appeared for the RGU Common Entrance Test (RGUCET) and the RGU PhD Entrance Test (RGUPET) made a startling claim that several candidates used foul means while appearing for both the examinations at various centres across the state.

It is alleged that few candidates carried mobile phones inside the examination halls and invigilators failed to take strong action against them.

These are very serious allegations and need to be investigated. RGU being the lone central university of the state is considered its pride.

Students from across Arunachal and from various parts of the country appear for RGUCET and RGUPET entrance tests to get admissions. They appear in these examinations hoping that it will give them a fair opportunity to get admissions into the RGU.

A huge question mark hangs over the recently concluded RGUCET and RGUPET examinations because of the allegation of cheating. The RGU authorities need to immediately take action. The allegation cannot be simply brushed aside. This is about the future of several students. Their careers are at stake. Also, in the future, the RGU should work out a mechanism to ensure that such incidents are not repeated. The RGU cannot afford to lose the trust of the student communities of the state.