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JAC exam: 50 expelled for cheating

ranchi Updated: Mar 09, 2014 16:22 IST
Saurav Roy
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Around three students have been expelled every day for using unfair means during the ongoing Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) intermediate and matriculate examinations. The council, this year, has been very strict with maintaining discipline and stating strong examples for the students. The JAC officials claim that none of the violators have been forgiven for even the slightest mistakes.

Though JAC chairperson Anand Bhushan refused to mention the exact number of students expelled, a source said that three students on average were expelled every day for using unfair means. Bhushan, however, said that strict actions were taken against all the violators.

“I cannot give the exact figures, but all the violators have been expelled,” said Bhushan.

A source said that impersonation and the use of Bluetooth devices were used for cheating during examinations.

“One out of every 10 students caught using unfair means were impersonated in the examination hall,” said a JAC official.
Around 50 students have been expelled for using unfair means and 16 have been caught impersonating since the examinations started. The invigilators and local students have tagged 16 odd students as ‘Munna Bhais’ of JAC.

As many as 43,689 matriculates and 39188 intermediate students appeared for the first JAC board examination at 108 and 36 centers respectively across the state on February 21.

Bhushan said that there would be strict check on the students during the remaining days of the examination.

“We have already specified the rules and regulations. The students will be allowed in the halls after strict checking and they will have to produce their admit cards and registration cards,” said Bhushan, adding that no sympathy would be shown to any violator.

He said that despite several initiatives to ensure preparedness of students for the test, unfair means were still used. “We organised several workshops, tuitions and extra classes for the students so that they pass the examination on their merit. It is disappointing that they are still trying to use unfair means,” Bhushan said.