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Copying is like cancer, AKTU has put an end to it: UP governor Ram Naik

The UP governor said that by introducing the practice of sending question papers to 600 of its associated colleges online the varsity had saved over Rs1.5 crore and controlled copying

education Updated: Dec 13, 2017 15:23 IST
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Students of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University at the institute’s 15th convocation.(HT Photo)

Lucknow UP Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday lauded the officials of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) at Lucknow for integrating technology in the examination system. This has not only helped the institute save money, but has also curbed cheating through copying in the exams.

Presiding over the 15th convocation of AKTU here on Tuesday, Naik said by introducing the practice of sending question papers to 600 of its associated colleges online the varsity has not only saved over Rs1.5 crore but has also controlled copying and question paper leaks.

Students wait for their degrees at AKTU’s convocation (HT Photo)

“I am happy to note that exams are taking place on time at AKTU. Copying is like cancer and AKTU has succeeded in putting an end to it,” governor said, lauding the work of the examination cell of the university.

AKTU will dispatch all the 59,211 degrees to its graduating students by speed post, saving them the hassle of collecting it from the varsity.

“In the past my office used to get complaints in large numbers from students running from pillar to post to get their degrees after graduating from universities. All this will now come to an end,” he said.

Capturing the moment: Students at the convocation. (HT Photo)

A special guest at the event, technical education minister Ashutosh Tandon, said the state government was determined to help technical institutes excel.

AKTU vice chancellor Vinay Kumar Pathak said the university had started a quality improvement programme with an outlay of Rs200 crore that would include improving infrastructure, enhancing research activities and employment opportunities of students.

“In this 60% amount will be used for infrastructure development and remaining for digitalisation and enhancing research and employment programmes,” he said.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 15:22 IST