Mass copying at Kuvempu varsity exams

Candidates allowed to carry mobile phones and bags to examination halls

Mobile phones (circled) allowed inside an exam centre of the Kuvempu  University at Skandha Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bangalore on Monday. DH Photo by B K Janardhan

Candidates were passing chits, using mobile phones and conversing with each other in the examination hall. One of the candidates, who was questioned by the invigilator on why he had carried his bag into the examination, said that he had returned from his hometown this morning. On further checking the bag, about six pieces of paper with answers were found.
Mobile phones and bags were kept inside the examination hall and students were found using the phones despite warnings from the invigilator. Moreover, staff crunch too encouraged candidates to violate rules and to indulge in malpractices.

The examination also began late although it was scheduled to begin at 9 am. The examination venue was at institutions located in Yeshwantpur, Begur and KR circle.
More than 1,000 students appeared for exams conducted in the morning, while nearly 400 attended the afternoon session.

The examination for correspondence courses offered by Kuvempy University began on September 6 and will go on till September 25.

DH News Service

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