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Examination reforms committee of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) met recently to pronounce the penalty for 129 students who were caught copying. This was the second batch, where committee members meted out punishment to students violating exam rules and regulations or were caught copying. The majority of errant student’s copied answers, either from chits brought from home, or from guides and other reference materials. No student was found to have copied using electronic devices like mobile phones.
Officials said three students who sneaked answer sheets used in GTU semester exams to the hostel, with the intention of writing answers on them for the next paper were given the heaviest punishment. Their results were cancelled, and are barred from appearing in the next three semester exams. Technically, they will not be allowed to write an exam for one-and-a-half years. The next group, 63 students, received the second level of punishment, where apart from their result being cancelled, they will not be allowed to take the next two semester exams. Another group of 50 students were punished by the loss of exam results, as well as being debarred from writing the next semester’s exam. Twelve students were doled out the minimum punishment cancellation of the result of the exam in which they were caught copying. In the first phase, punishment was pronounced on 79 students. The third and last batch of 162 violators has been summoned on 6th August. GTU officials said students guilty of copying will be punished, so that no student feels they can get away with cheating.
Courtesy: Times of India
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