K’Taka Students Made to Wear Cardboard Boxes to Prevent Cheating
The state government of Karnataka has reportedly issued a notice to the college.
The students of Bhagat Pre-University College in Karnataka’s Haveri were asked to wear cardboard boxes during an exam on Wednesday, 16 October, allegedly to prevent them from cheating, ANI reported.
In the photos, it can be clearly seen that the the cardboard boxes are open at the front and students are writing wearing those boxes on their heads.
ANI reported on a social media post, the caption along which reads: “It's our college midterm exam today. That is Bhagat PU College, Haveri”.
According to The Times of India, MB Sateesh, a director of the college said, “We implemented this idea to curb malpractice and not to harass students. This is just an experiment. We discussed it with students and took their consent before implementing it.”
He further said that the college is adhering to the rules laid down by the PU department.
The state government of Karnataka has reportedly issued a notice to the college, demanding an explanation on the reason behind the step taken by the college.
Terming the incident as “inhumane”, SC Peerjade, deputy director, PU Board said, “This is inhuman and a civilised society will never accept such an idea. I hope this is never repeated again,” reported TOI.
He further said that the college can use “ traditional ways” for managing students and to prevent malpractice in the examination hall. He also advised students to bring it up to the government’s notice in case any such incidents happen again.
(With inputs from ANI, The Times of India)
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