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Where Are We Going Wrong?

​Malpractice Stories

As mounting performance pressure on students lays the ground for increasing malpractice, what can academic administrators do differently?

Every other day we hear reports of defiant malpractices and question papers being leaked even at the highest levels of academia and office. Sometimes the tricks are so blatant that they might give hardcore criminals a run for their money. There does not seem to be any hope of our country becoming malpractice-free.

In my college, I have been the chair of the examination malpractice committee (CEMC) for the last three years as part of administrative assistance. And in my college too I have not seen the malpractice cases reducing, though thankfully, they are not increasing at an alarming rate either. As an autonomous institution, the college has taken malpractice rather seriously. To cite a somewhat funny example, during the semester exams some time back, the flying squad that goes round to catch defaulters did not find any “malpractitioners” on the first day. The squad members were put to extreme pressure by their peers for apparently “not doing their job properly.” And so, the next day, they went overboard “catching” all and sundry.

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Updated On : 10th Nov, 2020

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