After a fake admission racket using dummy candidates was busted this year at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS),the institute has asked candidates to upload their photograph while registering for the institutes management aptitude test or NMAT-2014.
It will be mandatory for test centre managers to verify and confirm candidates with the uploaded picture and other details given in the registration form.
The online registration process for NMAT 2014 will end on September 24th.
This year,students will have to upload photograph while registering. The test centre managers will have to confirm that candidates are the same as their uploaded photograph, said NMIMS Vice Chancellor,Dr Rajan Saxena.
The institute said scanned pictures will not be allowed,and photograph more than six months old or with candidates wearing cap or goggles will be rejected.
On the test day,candidates will have to produce an original non-expired identification with recognisable photograph and signature.
Invigilators after verfying copy of e-mail confirmation,admit card and ID,will take digital photo and candidates signature. Those who refuse to be photographed or provide signature on the digital pad at the test centre will not be allowed to take the test, says the instructions issued. The registered applicants can take the online test from October 5th to December 18th.
As many as 61 candidates got admission to NMIMS using dummy students this year,and 22,who used dummy candidates in 2011,graduated from NMIMS in 2013.
This fraudulent method was used by 87 students this year to reach the merit list and 61 took admission to the 2013-2015 batch.
The institute has said any attempt to impersonate,copy answers or indulge in any malpractice during the test or while filling the application,will not only lead to immediate or later revocation of scores but may also lead to prosecution.
Detection of any malpractice at any stage,including after the test,may lead to disqualification and revocation of test scores by NMIMS.