KSOU to install CCTV cameras at all exam centres

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)  would soon install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres across the nation to keep a tab on erring students, KSOU Vice-chancellor K S Rangappa said on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference, he said that the varsity conducts exams in 700 to 800 centres including that of Delhi, Assam and Bihar. It is difficult to transport men and material all the time and hence the decision.

CCTV cameras will be fixed in government schools and colleges to monitor the ongoings from the varsity complex in Mysore.

KSOU will also soon have regional centres in all district headquarters and study centres in all taluk centres Rangappa said.

He said already 21 regional centres were functioning, besides more than 3,000 study centres.

As many as 123 study centres had been started in the 2011-12 academic year, Rangappa said. He said the varsity had also started overseas study centres at Kathmandu in Nepal, Pittsburg in US, besides in Dubai, Sri Lanka and England.

He said the valuation of answerscripts of the varsity’s 3.5 lakh students would take place at its headquarters in the city.

Rangappa said Science courses will also be offered online soon. Kannada course is also available online.

Rangappa said Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar would inaugurate a regional centre, exclusively for women, in Malleswaram Assembly constituency of Bangalore on November 20.

The centre is an initiative of MLA Ashwathnarayana.

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