A case of mass cheating has reportedly emerged from a college in Bihar. On Saturday, a video went viral in which students of Bettiah’s Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav (RLSY) College can be seen sitting in corridors and staircases, copying answers from each other. The college is a constituent of Baba Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University in Bettiah where the students were writing their final-year undergraduate exams.
On asked why the students were sitting in the open area, Examination In-Charge said, "Capacity of college is about 2000, but over 5000 students have been allotted at the exam centre. We've requested concerned authorities to build exam hall in the campus".
Bihar: Students wrote their exam in open in RLSY College, Bettiah yesterday.Examination In-Charge (Pic 4) says,"Capacity of college is about 2000, but over 5000 students have been allotted exam centre here. We've requested concerned authorities to build exam hall in campus". pic.twitter.com/6Geavsi4Xg— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2019
While the netizens could not believe that the students were writing an examination. A user pointed out that this is not a problem of this lone college and most of the colleges in Bihar are facing many problems including the lack of space in colleges. He added that the education level is going down in the State. A few other users had a funny take on the matter. A user asked in the comments, "Is it an exam or group discussion?" Another one curiously asked, "Is this an open book exam?" and "It's not an exam, It's mass cheating." wrote the third.
This is not a single problem of this college most of the colleges in bihar are facing many problems including this also in day to day life. Higher education going bottom level in bihar....— santosh kumar🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳📚📚 (@KumarSantu5555) October 27, 2019
A few days ago, students of the Bhagat Pre-University (PU) College in Haveri, Karnataka, were made to sit for their Chemistry exam wearing cardboard boxes that covered their heads. The boxes only had their front side open with other sides closed. This was to ensure that they would not be able to cheat. After a college official shared the photos regarding the same on social networking website Facebook, this incident came to light. However, both the education department as well as the PU Board did not take this lightly and sought an explanation from the college.
Karnataka: Students were made to wear cardboard boxes during an exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, reportedly to stop them from cheating. (16.10.2019) pic.twitter.com/lPR5z0dsUs— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019