The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has published the result of its online entrance exams three times inside the previous couple of days. While the result used to be declared on October 30, it used to be revised twice, on October 31 and November 2, after some technical glitches were reported.
The institute had conducted an online entrance exam this year as a one-time measure in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The exam used to be held on October 18 and used to be conducted by the National Testing Agency.
Technical glitches were reported by some aspirants who took to Twitter to bring their concern over the errors in the results announced on October 30. The usage of the hashtag #iimcentrancescam, students pointed out several lapses in the results with some candidates being allotted a couple of seat and a few, whose result used to be withheld, being allotted a merit seat.
The result used to be first revised on October 31 and then on November 2. According to a notification published on the institute’s website, the NTA had found 28 candidates indulging in unfair means right through the online entrance tests so their results were withheld and they’ve been debarred from appearing in entrance test for a year.
IIMC extra director general (administration),K Satish Nambudiripad said, “The institute immediately revised the results after some technical errors were reported. There were some inadvertent clerical errors and we have ratified them.”
The institute offers eight postgraduate diploma courses, including English journalism, Hindi journalism, Radio and TV journalism, and Advertising and Public Relations. But even so Delhi, it has campuses in Amravati, Dhenkanal, Kottayam, and Jammu. The admission to these courses is done after a two-stage selection process– entrance exam and interview.