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‘Cheating’ incidents surface during DU entrance exams, one impersonator stopped

Around eight applicants were stopped from giving the exam after they tried to sneak in mobile phones to the exam hall, an official from the exam department said.

education Updated: Jul 04, 2017 09:16 IST
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Around eight applicants were stopped from giving the exam after they tried to sneak in mobile phones to the exam hall, an official from the exam department said.
Around eight applicants were stopped from giving the exam after they tried to sneak in mobile phones to the exam hall, an official from the exam department said.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

At least eight Incidents of cheating attempts were reported from various examination centres of Delhi University during entrance examinations to MA (Political Science) and LLB courses.

Examinations for both the papers were held on Sunday at around 29 examination centres across India, out of which 24 centres were in Delhi.

Around eight applicants were stopped from giving the exam after they tried to sneak in mobile phones to the exam hall, an official from the exam department said.

“There were 24 centres in Delhi where the LLB exam was held. There was an incident of impersonation and at least eight incidents of applicants trying to take in their mobile phones to the exam halls. We have complained about this to the police,” said the official from the exam department.

Sources said at Kirori Mal College said that there was a case of impersonation, but the invigilators were able to catch the student. “There were cases of applicants trying to sneak in mobile phones inside the centres at Hans Raj College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya and Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College,” a source said.

A candidate complained that another applicant took a photo of the MA Political Science question paper at the Hindu College centre and ran away. Hindu College officials, however, claimed that they were not aware of the incident until reports of the applicant’s complaint surfaced. The principal of Hindu College claimed that they were investigating the matter.

“The complaint has come, not before or during the exam, but after the exam. So, we will have to investigate exactly what happened,” said Anju Srivastava.

When asked whether they knew that the student had allegedly tried to bring the issue to the notice of officials before the exams, Srivastava claimed that their investigation was still on. The Hindu College has also been in touch with the examination department about the way forward.

The examination department, on its part, said that they have sought a report from the Hindu College about the incident.