The CCTV (close circuit television) system that was launched last year is being continued at medical colleges in the state affiliated by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS). Through this system, the observers are watching closely at the candidates across the state at the headquarters at Nashik.
The University of Health will also have a ‘live watch’ on their session exams to ensure the quality of future doctors who provide medical care to the country. Live streaming of the examination of about 61,411 students in the state is being controlled at the university.
No copy case has been detected till date since the examination commenced on November 26.
Ajit Pathak, Controller of Examination, MUHS, said “For the past few years, university scouts have found that the students would find innovative ideas to copy in the examinations. They have been using the latest technology also like Bluetooth and mobile phones. Our steps should help in completely ruling out the copy cases from the exams.”
The university has taken major steps since the winter semester last year to curb this growing threat.
Last year, 10 students were caught copying with the help of CCTV. Apart from this, the dress code for the examination is also made compulsory. If a student wishes to wear a traditional dress, he or she is supposed to reach the examination centre an hour before the examination begins. The students are also required to fill the details of the exceptional dress code while filling up the examination form.