Cheating Cases during examination
A student violating any instruction described under point6 to point 9 and/or committed any other action, which in the opinion of the invigilator is unfair means, is considered an attempt for cheating.In such condition, the following procedure should be followed:
- The student shall be allowed to complete the examination after the material evidence of such cheating has been documented and removed.
- The invigilator shall sign his/her examination script with a note and shall notify the chief invigilator who shall submit a report on the incident to the concerned college or centre examination officer.
- The examination officer shall immediately submit such cases to the chairperson of the college or centre board for constituting an investigation committee which shall be composed of:
- The deputy dean/director of the concerned college or centre as a chairperson.
- The examination officer of the concerned college or centre as a secretary.
- One member of the teaching staff from the relevant department.
- The student shall be informed and given a maximum of one week from the last examination to present him/herself before the investigation committee. If such student failed to appear before the committee, he/she shall be treated as an absentee and the investigation shall continue.
- The report of the investigation committee on such cases shall be presented to the college or centre board, which shall recommend the penalty to the Senate. The penalty for a student found guilty of cheating shall include:
- Failing the subject.
- Repeating the year.
- Suspension from the University for a period of up to two academic years.
- Dismissal from the University.
- Under no circumstances shall two penalties be combined for a single cheating case.