Shocking! Karnataka Students Made To Wear Cartons To Avoid Copying
The front side of the cartons was, however, cut for the students to breathe and see but not peep left or right to see the answer sheets of the other students seated on the same bench.
Soon after the incident surfaced, a notice - seeking explanation over the decision - was issued to the college. "A notice has been issued to Bhagat Pre-University College seeking an explanation for forcing its students to wear cardboard boxes (cartons) while writing exams to prevent them from copying," a Haveri district Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) official told IANS.
The incident took place on Wednesday. It came to light when a video clip showing students of the co-educated private college writing the exams wearing cartons ostensibly to prevent them copying went viral on the social media on Friday.
"Whatever be the purpose, they (students) cannot be made to wear cartons for writing exams. There is no rule or advice from us," said the official.
Reacting to the incident, state Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said that such an attempt was not acceptable. "Nobody has any right to treat anybody more so students like animals. This perversion will be dealt with aptly," tweeted Kumar.
Defending the preventive action, college head M.B. Satish told the media that a college in Bihar had used a similar method to check rampant copying during exams and was widely appreciated on social media. "We tried to see how it works as a trial and told the students in advance that boxes would be given to each of them to wear before writing the exam," he added.
As soon as the pictures went viral, citizens slammed the college administration for such a bizarre act. Here are some reactions-
— AG (@AmBoozed) October 18, 2019
— Sarcasm™ (@SarcasticRofl) October 18, 2019
students to each other pic.twitter.com/qLxD9fj0dk
— Rahul 🇮🇳🥳🥳🌈 (@BeingTrickyy) October 18, 2019
Reservation waalon ko chhut di gai, General waalon ko box... pic.twitter.com/RH1p6ZQHye
— DaksH —•अहमस्मि योधः•— (@iMR0binH00D) October 18, 2019
— IRONY MAN (@karanku100) October 18, 2019
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