Shimla: Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), has assured to maintain the transparency in conducting the Combined Pre-Medical Entrance Test (CPMET). As per sources, the University has claimed the above only after being caught in controversies in the recent past, while conducting CPMET, after Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, an activist questioned the university authorities for not allowing the candidates to carry back their test booklet and copies of the OMR sheet as well as not providing the answer key online, under Right To Information Act (RTI).
Now, after the enquiry, the authorities have agreed the above mentioned terms. Students, unlike the past, are allowed to carry back their test booklet and the answer key is scheduled to be published online as soon as the evaluation of the OMR sheets begins. Also, a photocopy of the OMR sheets will also be supplied on the payment of Rs 50 to the candidates.
Due to repeated controversies, the entrance test which admitted students to medical and dental colleges in the state had become a suspect, mainly because of lack of transparency. Sunil Gupta, HPU Vice-Chancellor (VC), quick to act upon the shortcomings and lack of transparency in the system carried out an exercise to identify the grey areas and worked upon improving it, after various sections of people and RTI applications swarmed in.