Published: Mon, October 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Indian students wear boxes on their heads during exam to prevent cheating

Indian students wear boxes on their heads during exam to prevent cheating

In a weird incident, students at a private college in Karnataka were made to wear carton during an exam to stop them from cheating.

This odd incident occurred at the Bhagat Pre-university College of the city on October 16 during the half-yearly examinations. In Hyderabad, the girl students of a college staged demonstrations for days when the management imposed a dress code.

Officials at the Bhagat Pre-University College in the South Indian state of Karnataka asked students to wear cardboard boxes on top of their heads so as to stop them from looking at the exam papers of their neighbours. The exams were mid-terms, and teachers were seen monitoring students, reported NDTV.

"Our measures are for the betterment of students".

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'There was no compulsion of any kind. That was reportedly spotted by the state's deputy director for the department of pre-university education, S.C. Peerzade, who then halted the experiment. "Some who wore it removed it after 15 minutes, some after 20 minutes and we ourselves asked them to remove it after one hour". After a college official shared the photos regarding the same on social networking website Facebook, this incident came to light.

According to the India Today, the school has had issues with students cheating in the past, despite continued warnings from faculty.

However, not everyone was happy with the college's idea and called it ridiculous, especially when photos revealed a few female students were not meant to wear the boxes, calling it unfair. "We have received both positive and negative feedback", he said.

Peerjade remarked, "When I got a message on this, I immediately rushed to the college and ordered the management to stop this practice". He added, "This is inhuman and civilized society will never accept such an idea". "There are traditional ways of managing students and preventing malpractice in the examination hall and the college can resort to them".

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