Pictures Of Rampant Cheating At Bihar University Go Viral, Exam Cancelled

| September 4 , 2017 , 15:33 IST

Bihar has become notorious for the amount of cheating that takes place during examinations. While this year, the school exams passed relatively cleanly without news of cheating, pictures of cheating during the Veer Kunwar Singh University BA Part II examination went viral, and the exam was cancelled.

In the pictures, students can be seen sitting casually on the floor of the college verandah with books and notes along with their examination papers. The state government has said that a probe will be ordered into the mass cheating that took place at the college affiliated to Veer Kunwar Singh University (VKSU).

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"We received information about use of unfair means, irregularities in examination besides proxy candidates appearing at the examination held on September 1. We have cancelled all examinations of the first sitting of Veer KunwarSingh College centre. The decision was taken by the exam board," VKSU Vice-Chancellor Syed Mumtazuddin said.

The exam has now been rescheduled for September 20 by the University, and the centre superintendent has also been replaced, Syed Mumtazuddin added.

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Bihar Education Minister Krishnandan Verma said that a probe will be ordered into the mass copying incident at the University college and that the culprits will not be spared.

"The matter will be probed thoroughly. No one who is found to have been involved in the incident will be spared. Strict action will be taken against them," he said.

Verma added that the examination system will be made foolproof so as to prevent cheating at the examination.