Pune, 18 July 2021: During the online examination of the first semester of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), 350 students were involved in malpractices. About 80% of them belonged to engineering or technology-related faculty.
Manohar Chaskar, Dean – Faculty of Science & Technology, said that it is shocking that tech savvy students have misused technology. “We are taking strict action against such students”, he said.
The university conducting online examination in the backdrop of the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic. The university is using the proctored method during the online exam. The students have to take the exam on their mobiles, laptops, tab through front cameras.
They were warned against opening second window, disconnecting internet or suspicious movements. Action is being taken against students who have repeatedly violated the rules as their examinations are automatically stopped.
The exam of started on July 12. About six lakh students of 284 courses are appearing for the exam. This time both camera and audio recording are being done.
Dr. Chaskar has urged students not to get involved in the malpractice as the university has noticed possible copying methods.
Use of online groups
Some people have created groups on various social media in the name of the university itself to streamline copying. They took a screenshot of the question paper and upload it to the respective group. The members of the group then answer it. However, while doing this, the student’s movements, the window change on the mobile or laptop are captured and the students are being caught.