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3 medicos debarred for 'hi-tech' copying in exams

Posted on Jan 02, 10:49PM | UNI

High-tech copying using a shirt fixed with micro-sized bluetooth gadget cost three medical students in Bijapur in Karnataka dear as they were debarred from appearing for the final MBBS examination on charges of copying.

The trio were copying in the examinations with the help of hitech digitised gadgets -- a customised China-made shirt in which micro-sized digital gadgets like bluetooth, radio frequency transmitters, pen and laple microphones fixed.

According to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Registrar (Evaluation) Ashok Kumar here today, the students, appearing for the examination in Bijapur three days ago, were caught by invigilators while allegedly adopting unfair practice in the examination hall.

The accused were getting answers through bluetooth via transmitters and laple micrphones, Mr Kumar said, adding the pen acted as a scanner.

The accused were caught after invigilators grew suspicious about their movement and gestures and on search, they were surprised to find the accused using micro-sized gadgets, Dr Kumar said.

The varsity has ordered a high-powered probe into the matter, Mr Kumar said but refused to divulge the names of the students indulging in malpractice.