Jamia asked to fix norms to deal with cheaters

Jamia Milia Islamia University has been asked by the Delhi High Court to frame well-defined guidelines to deal with the cases of students caught using unfair means in their examinations.

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2012, 14:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Jamia Milia Islamia University
has been asked by the Delhi High Court to frame well-defined
guidelines to deal with the cases of students caught using
unfair means in their examinations.

Justice Hima Kohli gave this direction to the
University while ticking it off for not promoting an MBA
second-year student, Syed Arshad Hussain, to the next academic
session on charges of using unfair means in his examination,
an allegation that the institution was not able to prove.

The judge also asked the University to promote Hussain
and allow him to take the final year examination.

While directing the institution to fix norms for dealing
with cases of students caught cheating, Justice Kohli said,
"The Vice Chancellor of the University shall ensure that
requisite updated guidelines are prepared and circulated to
all the personnel who shall be involved in the examination
process.

"The court expresses its deep dismay and discontentment
at the manner in which the University officials have handled
the incident and this has also displayed the lack of
application of mind on the part of the Examination Committee
in scrutinising the documents related to the petitioner," the
court observed.

It referred to the alleged cheating material, recovered
from the possession of the student, but this was not produced
during the vigilance probe against him.

The court`s order came on Hussain`s appeal challenging
the University decision against witholding his promotion to
the next academic year despite the vigilance probe against him
failing to prove use of unfair means by him in the examination
held in January last.

PTI