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SU panel suggests use of CCTV cameras in examination halls

The five-member committee submitted its report to Vice-Chancellor Mahendra Padalia last week.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: December 2, 2013 4:03:33 am

The expert committee on exam reforms set up by Saurashtra University (SU) to check use of unfair means in examinations has recommended compulsory surveillance of examination halls by CCTV cameras and action against invigilators in from whose rooms block copying is reported.

The five-member committee submitted its report to Vice-Chancellor Mahendra Padalia last week. “Make installation of CCTV cameras mandatory in colleges which have been given examination centres (for university exams). Other colleges also must install CCTC cameras or they should actions including terminating their affiliation to the university. The university should also make this as a pre-condition for colleges to seek affiliation to the university,” one of the recommendations of the committee reads.

In another important suggestion,the committee said that colleges and invigilators in charge of exam blocks from where copying is reported should face action.

“The university should recommend state government to stop salary hikes of those supervisors from whose exam blocks mass copying or dummy students area caught. The university can also take the action by terminating affiliation with colleges from where such malpractices come to light,” the report states.

The V-C had set up the committee last month after dummy students were allegedly caught taking law examination. The committee was led by D A Uchat,former head of Department of Education of SU. It had R L Shingala,K M Patel,C K Dhamsania and C D Patel,all retired college principals,as its members.

In a release,V-C Padalia said that the recommendations of the exam reforms committee would be put forth for consideration of syndicate body and academic council of the SU to seek their approval. Then the recommendations would come into force from March 2014,he added.

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