Jaipur: Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday called upon universities to make examination process free of copying and cheating practices to improve the standard and values of degrees that the students obtain.
Addressing the 26th convocation of University of Rajasthan (UoR), held after 25 years, the governor said, "I got no hesitation to label, if a degree is obtained after copying in examination, it would be poisonous and adulterated.
"There is a need to be cautious of poisonous degrees and it is like any disease due to adulterated food...Such disease spread in society. In a similar way, a degree obtained through copying will spoil the brain of youth," the governor said while reading his four-page-long speech at a mega convocation in which over 100 students were given away gold medals and merit certificates.
"To do copying and allow copying in examination is mockery of youth's future because one get degree by copying but his talent could not be developed. Hence every university has been directed to make nakal mukt pariksha. Students, parents and society should uproot the creeper of copying from the education system," he said.
Among others who spoke on the occasion included Education Minister K C Saraf, MoS Education (Primary) Vasudev Devnani, and acting vice chancellor of UoR Hanuman Singh Bhati.
Education Minister Saraf announced that three more universities in Bharatpur, Alwar and Sikar districts have started academic session this july. A norm of seventy-five per cent of attenance for students in all universities be implemented strictly, Saraf said.
Students should also undertake "cleaning drive" once a month atleast, he added.
According to a plan to distribute 20 lakh degrees to qualifying students which is pending since 1990, about 17.54 lakh degrees were prepared and being distributed through 53 nodal centres.