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HSc, DAVV exams start; security tight

TESTING DAYS are here again for students, with Higher Secondary and University examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya respectively, beginning from today. The examinations were held amidst tight security and no power cuts.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 14:02 IST

TESTING DAYS are here again for students, with Higher Secondary and University examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya respectively, beginning from today. The examinations were held amidst tight security and no power cuts.

About a lakh students sat for the university examinations at 64 centres in the division of, which 31 are in the district. Similarly, the number of students in the district comes to 51,206 while the number of students in other districts come up to 44894.

Like the students who had been preparing from a month before for facing the examination the university too had been busy doing homework for ensuring a free and fair examination. Special precautionary measures had been taken to ensure the same and the five flying squads formed to check the centres and 19 overseers appointed to facilitate conduct of examinations visited centres coming under their charge.

Policemen were stationed at every examination centre and the ones declared sensitive like the states biggest Government college Government Arts and Commerce College (GACC) having the largest number of students – 9265 - appearing for the exams saw a heavy deployment of police force.

No student was allowed inside without showing Identity Card and photo proof and outsiders were banned from entering the examination .

The Higher Secondary examination began at 82 centres in the city and 108 in the rural areas. Boards regional officer Anand Jain visited Islamia Karimia and Sayongitaganj Girls School and reviewed the arrangements made there.

Jain also asked some students to empty their pockets and remove their socks, after giving instructions to the duty staff he left with the warning that if any teacher was found engaged in abetting cheating he would face prompt action under Section 144. District Education Officer (DEO) Purushottam Pandey also visited Gujarati School and Malav Kanya Ucchtar Vidyalaya.

The board had advanced the entry time by 15 minutes to 9.45 am, however, students were unable to utilise the same and, while, most

came on the usual time of 10 am some turned up late. Apart from the normal problems of sitting, fan, adequate lighting, availability of drinking water and finding examination venue as per roll number a demonstration by students against changing timetable marked day one of the exams.

Students of BSc final-year of the autonomous Holkar Science College staged a demonstration outside their principal’s office.

The students demanded that the abrupt change in the date of examination bringing it down from the earlier April 20 to April 3 had left them with less time for preparation and that it be brought back to the former. The students warned that if the date was not changed they would stage further demonstrations that could disturb other students giving exams.

A help line centre for students operated by the National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists was inaugurated today by MLA Ashwin Joshi in the presence of other Congress leaders. This was the first time that an organisation other than a Government department and agency had come forward with such a centre for helping students.