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Students Writing JNU Entrance Exam Videotaped, Teachers Surprised 

University authorities said that the move was to prevent any unauthorised or fake candidates from sitting for exams.

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Students stand in queues for JNU admission. (Photo Courtesy: JNU website)

At the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) MPhil entrance examination, candidates were videotaped and photographed at some centres in Jaipur, Kolkata and Delhi while writing the exam, according to a report in The Indian Express.

While JNU teachers have said that such monitoring was “unheard of,” university authorities said that the move was to prevent any unauthorised or fake candidates from sitting for exams.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) had no immediate comment, saying that they need to find out independently what this was all about.

The Indian Express quoted a student who had appeared for JNU MPhil entrance test as saying:

About half-an-hour or 45 minutes into the examination, a person walked in with a very large video camera. He went to each student and said, “upar dekho, camera me dekho” (look up, look at the camera). He then asked us to show the front sheet of the exam paper to the camera, it had our names and roll numbers. I was very startled, I wasn’t expecting such a thing. I have no idea who that person was, or why he was filming us.

Read the full story on The Indian Express.

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