?Munnabhais? scared away?
IF YOU said CPMT entrance examination forms sold like hot cakes this year, you will be a tad off the mark. With authorities adopting stringent methods to keep away ?Munnabhais? from becoming medicos, there has been a slump in the sale of CPMT-2006 entrance examination forms.india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 01:33 IST
Slump in sale of entrance exam forms
IF YOU said CPMT entrance examination forms sold like hot cakes this year, you will be a tad off the mark. With authorities adopting stringent methods to keep away ‘Munnabhais’ from becoming medicos, there has been a slump in the sale of CPMT-2006 entrance examination forms.
Against the sale of 1,10,000 application forms last year, only 80,000 forms have been sold this year.
The last date for submission of forms ended on April 5. Thus the strength of examinees this year would approximately be around 75,000, which in the previous year was nearly one lakh.
So what has the bosses done to ward off potential ‘Munnabhais’?
Authorities at the UP King George’s University of Dental Sciences, which is conducting the entrance exam this year, have taken several measures.
Exam centres from where complaints were received last year have been left out this year. This year, district magistrates have also been directly involved with the CPMT exam. They will be supervising the examination process.
DMs will depute an ADM rank officer as the nodal officer for the exam. Another district level officer will be deputed as the observer during exam hours to clamp down on copying and use of other unfair means. Police personnel will be on the stand-by to deal with aggressive offenders.
The dental university has already made arrangements to scan and print photographs of candidates on admit cards. This is being done to avoid Munnabhais taking exam in proxy.
Moreover, applicants also had to put thumb impressions on forms. These will be used to crosscheck them with the thumb impressions of successful candidates.
“We are trying our best to keep away non-serious candidates. The effort is also to screen every successful candidate so that we get good doctors and not Munnabhais,” Vice-Chancellor of the Dental University Prof CP Govila said.
Meanwhile, admit cards would be made available to the candidates from April 25.
Information regarding the candidate’s name, roll number and exam centre could be viewed on the university website from May 5, registrar of the Dental University Rekha Gupta said.