Professor demands bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 8, 2019UPDATED: July 8, 2019 11:36 IST A case was registered Sunday against a senior faculty member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in Nirmal district, for allegedly demanding bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams to give them pass marks, police said.Offense under sectionsBased on a complaint by the RGUKT Administrative Officer, a case was registered against assistant professor Ravi Varala under IPC sections 409 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.Accusations Ravi Varala was accused of demanding money from some students who were appearing for their backlog subjects to give qualifying marks and awarding extra marks in the supplementary examination, they added.Investigation The University authorities said an inquiry was conducted and prima-facie it was found that he allegedly took money from them to give pass marks.A report was submitted to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, who ordered a termination of his services, police said.Further investigation is underway, they said.About Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT)Established by the Goverment of Andhra Pradesh vide a special act of legislation, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Basar campus is located in Basar, Nirmal District, Telangana. The campus is set in about 272 acres just a short distance from the banks of river Godavari.The university houses about 6000 students along with 250 faculty members and 120 support staff within its campus. The residential university comprises Academic blocks with more than 140 ICT equipped classrooms, well – equipped laboratories, libraries with more than 1,00,000 volumes, boys’ and girls’ hostels and mess blocks that provide quality and nutritious food. The campus is more or less self-sustained with a Laundromat, bank, ATM, Shopping Complex, post office, primary health center, etc. It also has indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, well-equipped gymnasium, courts for basketball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, other sports, and games area.advertisementAlso read: CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online examGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAysha Professor demands bribe from some students appearing for supplementary examsA professor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in Nirmal district, Hyderabad, has been booked for seeking bribe from students who were taking supplementary exams.advertisementlast_img read more

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Wrapping up 66th session AlNasser hails strong and responsive General Assembly

“There have been serious conflicts, but also renewed hope, as countries emerged from conflict to peace,” Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the 193-member body in his closing remarks, adding that it had been a “remarkable and momentous” year. “Populations across the world have continued to call for freedom, dignity, peace and justice,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, as he outlined some highlights, including the Assembly’s support for the wave of democratic protests which engulfed the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring.The Assembly’s sixty-sixth session commenced last September with the question of Palestinian membership immediately at the forefront of the UN body’s agenda and Mr. Al-Nasser acknowledged that the issue was central to his tenure at the helm of Assembly. “Although it has not yet been possible to welcome Palestine as a new member to our Organization during my mandate, I am still hopeful that this will happen in the near future,” he stated, urging the next Assembly session “to work collectively for the attainment of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.” Similarly, Mr. Al-Nasser noted the Assembly’s “key role” in recognizing the new Libyan authorities following the revolution in the North African country and the fall of Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s 41-year regime. He also underscored the Assembly’s ongoing “crucial role” in ensuring a quick end to the Syrian violence. Turning to the Assembly’s most salient achievements, however, the President highlighted the four key pillars of his tenure, which he defined as: the peaceful settlement of disputes; UN reform and revitalization; improving disaster prevention and response; and sustainable development and prosperity. Noting that the past year had been “very significant” for the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes, Mr. Al-Nasser emphasized the importance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in addressing disputes emanating from cultural or religious differences. He further argued that the recent violent protests seen in parts of the Middle East and other areas serve as “a stark reminder of the urgent need for us to cultivate and promote tolerance, mutual respect and dialogue among civilizations.” “I implore citizens of the world to open their hearts and their minds, to celebrate the common values that bind us all in this one human family,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, while calling for the Alliance of Civilizations to be further strengthened so that “it can fulfil its noble mission more effectively.” On Security Council reform, the President recalled that the eighth round of intergovernmental negotiations had taken place during his tenure and said that Member States had acknowledged that new momentum and an increased level of “candour, interaction and engagement” had been made on the issue.Mr. Al-Nasser also drew attention to the growing need for greater disaster prevention and response, placing particular emphasis on the humanitarian crisis which overwhelmed the Horn of Africa earlier in the year. He noted that the international community “needs to be better equipped to respond to disasters, both natural and man-made.” Finally, on sustainable development and global prosperity, the President celebrated the past session’s “landmark year” on sustainable development issues, noting that the recent Rio+20 Summit in Brazil would “go down in history as the moment when the international community renewed its political will and commitment to tackling the inter-connected economic, social and environmental challenges we face.” In his address to the Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked Mr. Al-Nasser for his work, while underlining the President’s leadership during a year of global upheaval. “The sixty-sixth session leaves a legacy of achievement, showing again the invaluable role and voice of the General Assembly as the Organization’s leading deliberative body,” Mr. Ban told the delegates. The Secretary-General spotlighted Mr. Al-Nasser’s “leadership and commitment throughout this period of dramatic developments and complex challenges,” but acknowledged that the UN body had “much work ahead.”“Pressing ahead to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the agreed deadline of 2015; articulating a bold and inspirational post-2015 development agenda; sharpening the full range of our tools for peace and human rights; and strengthening this Organization – its effectiveness, its representativeness – to cope with an era of budgetary constraint and high expectations from the people of the world,” he concluded. The sixty-seventh session opens tomorrow and will be presided over by the incoming President, Vuk Jeremić of Serbia. read more

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