Video of mass copying in GDC Kulgam goes viral

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The menace of mass copying in exam centres has once again come to fore after a video showing students consulting each other during an examination at Government Degree College (GDC) Kulgam went viral on social media.
The students appearing in 3rd semester undergraduate exams for environmental science subject, as per the video, are holding open consultation with each other in the exam centre while writing the answers.
The video was captured on June 5 when the Kashmir University had scheduled the exams for Environmental Science subject for the 3rd semester students in all the Colleges.
Besides the video, some photographs show students writing their exams while sitting in groups on floor, without any monitoring and supervision by staff.
The students have been made to sit haphazardly in corridors while as some students are writing their exams in classrooms while sitting in groups.
In the video students are seen sharing the content of their answers, in brazen violation of exam norms.
Interestingly, the video appears to be shot by supervisory staff inside the exam centre.
The 3rd semester exams commenced from May 6th and culminated on June 5. The last paper was of Environmental Science subject, which is compulsory for the students in 3rd semester of their undergraduate course.
Students who appeared in the exams complained to Greater Kashmir that the students were given free hand by the officials for mass copying in exams.
“We were surprised to see the staff encouraging mass copying. The students indulged in mass copying in presence of teachers,” the students said.
The students blamed the staff and the college administration for making mockery of the exams.
Principal Government Degree College (GDC) Kulgam Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather said the video was fabricated to malign the image of the institution. “The exam of this subject was conducted few days ago, why didn’t this video went viral on the same day. It is mischief of a Professor who was transferred from the college recently,” the Principal said.
“Around 1900 student s appeared in the EVS exams. We don’t have capacity to accommodate such a huge number of students simultaneously so some students were made to sit on floor,” he said. He said the person who shot the video should have taken up the matter with college administration on the day of exams.
“I know who has played this mischief. Why this was not put to my notice. In the video we don’t see any sign board of GDC Kulgam, so it is fabricated,” Principal GDC said.

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