RGUHS gears up for a foolproof PG entrance test

On the eve of the PGET examination on Saturday, the officials of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences had their hands full with ensuring foolproof security arrangements for this year’s exam.

As planned, the RGUHS has set up CCTV cameras in every room where the exams will be held. In all, about 350 CCTV cameras were installed at the eight exam centres at a cost of Rs 30 lakh.

A monitor room has been set up in every centre where the proceedings in each room will be telecast on LCD screens. The footage will be videostreamed to the university where officials will monitor the exam.

“If any student is found copying, there is a provision to zoom in on the student’s face and click a photograph,” explained one of the engineers at work at the SSMRV College in Jayanagar. A team of 60 engineers and technicians was on the job to ensure the execution of all security measures.

A test run of the videostreaming was also conducted at the university on Saturday evening. University officials were confident that the measures this time were foolproof and hoped this would build confidence among those writing the exam.

Meanwhile, a few applicants were subjected to tense moments on the eve of the exam as they had not received their hall tickets.

Though the application process is online, a hardcopy has to be sent to the university after applying online. If the applicants are government employees, they have to send it through the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

A few outstation candidates were in a fix as there was no news about their hall tickets.

When they approached the department, they were informed that their application forms were sent to the university. When they sought to know the same from the university, they were told that the RGUHS had not received their application forms.

The students approached the Court and got an order from the Court asking the university to allow the students to write the exam.

After submitting copies of their online application forms and after showing the Court order to the university, the students finally managed to get secure their hall tickets by the end of the day, but not without frustration. “This is the time we have to be revising for the exam.
We spent the whole day trying to secure our hall tickets,” complained one of the applicants.

Another applicant felt that the decision to conduct the exam only in Bangalore was extremely inconvenient to students.


“Though the exam is being held on a Sunday, most candidates have to obtain leave from work to travel to Bangalore for the exam, apart from spending money on boarding,” he said.

On the other hand, the university, which is focused on eliminating any form of malpractice, has specified that the students will not be allowed to take the question papers with them if they leave the exam hall before the duration of the exam is complete.

“Those who want the question paper have to come back after the exam at 1 pm to collect it,” said an official. Students have been asked to keep their admission tickets safely as they have to produce it during counselling.

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