Saurashtra University has placed CCTV cameras at all the testing locations to prevent question paper leaks and stop incidences of copying. The University went one step ahead and allowed the general public to watch the exam on a live feed.
The Controller of Examinations at the Saurashtra University, Nilesh Soni, said that the institute installed CCTV cameras at all examination centres. During examinations, the authorities will monitor the cameras. The person behind the concept was Girish Bhimani, the Vice-Chancellor of Saurashtra University.
On Tuesday, the University has begun its examinations in various courses for 51,900 students. There are 2,700 students in PG courses such as MA, MCom, and MSc, apart from students in undergraduate courses like BA, BCom, BSc, and BCA. Currently, there are 127 examination centres across five districts- Rajot, Morbi, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, and Amreli.
“To execute the idea, we created our dedicated server and software. After getting IPs of each camera, we integrated it into the current website of Saurashtra University,” Soni said.
In addition, the University decided to open the question paper docket in front of CCTV cameras. The institute wanted to ensure that anyone could see that the staff carried out the process following the protocol.
“As per our knowledge, this is the first-of-its-kind practice by any instiute. UPSC or GPSC does not follow this process,” Soni added.
The examination will continue for one week.
In conclusion, Nilesh Soni said we created our dedicated server and software to implement the idea. Afterwards, we integrated them into the current website of Saurashtra University getting the IPs of each camera.
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