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The use of dishonest or unfair means in the examination includes the following and punishment liable to be awarded is also indicated in each of them.

Nature of unfair means
Smuggling of answer books and/or pages thereof
Cancellation of the entire examination and rustication for a period of two years
If found copying by invigilators / Superintendents / any other authorised person(s)
Cancellation of the entire examination
In case of cancellation of the annual/semester examination, the examinee shall be permitted to appear at the supplementary examination of the annual/semester examination (whenever held) of that year. Further such a candidate will be eligible for promotion to the higher class/next semester, if he/she is otherwise qualified for the same
If found in possession of material relating to examination
Cancellation of examination in the concerned paper. For repeated offence in the same examination on that day or any subsequent day, cancellation of the entire examination
Talking and consultation
Cancellation of examination in the concerned paper for repeated offence even after warning by invigilator/supdt. and other authorised person deputed on examination duty.
Mass copying in a paper duly reported upon by invigilators and supdt. or by any other authorized
Cancellation of the entire examination in that day’s paper and no re-examination. Closing the examination centre by concerned person deputed on examination duty in the event of repetition of mass copying or such other action as may be recommended by a committee to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor.
a. Use of unparliamentarily language
b. Assault/manhandling
c. Creating rowdyism
d. Tearing of answer-book

Necessary disciplinary action in addition to cancellation of entire examination
Attempt to influence an examiner if reported by the examiner concerned
Cancellation of examination in the concerned paper and suitable disciplinary action, after enquiry.
Cancellation of entire examination and rustication for one year of the candidate as well as the person who is impersonating if he/she is a National Museum Institute’s student. In case the person impersonating is not the National Museum Institute’s student, he/she may be handed over to the Police for further appropriate action.
a. Walk-out
No re-examination, except for cogent reasons to be decided by the committee nominated by the Vice Chancellor.
Where the examinees, after having entered and taken their seats in the examination hall/room/any place meant for the purpose and after the distribution of the answer books or question papers or both, decide not to appear in the examination under one or more of the pleas that the question paper was stiff, out of course, not taught, change in the trend etc. and further decide to leave their seats of the examination individually or jointly with or without making protests of any kind, with or without signing the attendance sheet (Roster), with or without submitting the answer books to the invigilator/superintendent of the concerned examination and without creating any disruption (as defined below) in the examination, they shall be said to have staged s ‘WALK-OUT’ in the said examination
b. Boycott
No re-examination
On or before the day of an examination, if the examinee individually or jointly, refrains from appearing in the examination to compel the authorities to accede to any demand, they are said to ‘boycott’ the said examination. Provided that, an absence from the examination for a purpose other than the above shall not be deemed to ‘boycott’ the said examination.
Cancellation of examination and rustication for two years. Action will be taken on the basis of report of invigilator/superintendent, member of the Flying Squad after enquiry.
Where an examinee/any person individually, jointly or in collusion with other examinees or any other person, either before or after having entered the examination hall/room/any place meant for the purpose, and either before or after distribution of the answer-book and the question paper does/do any act or instigate any other examinee/person for commission of act such as assaulting, manhandling, using abusive language, creating rowdyism, snatching and tearing of answer-books and such other thing, etc. so as to cause disturbance in the smooth conduct of the examination either in the centre in which he/she is scheduled to appear or is appearing or in any other centre of the examination they shall be said to have caused a “disruption” in the said examination.
Any other matter related to the examination

Suitable action as recommended by the committee consisting of:

  1. Director of the Institute
  2. Dean of the Faculty
  3. Concerned Head of the Dept.
  4. A teacher of the faculty concerned nominated by the V.C.
In the case of the candidate found using unfair means in the examination in which he/she is appearing to improve his/her previous performance the punishment as prescribed under Clause 1 to 11 above for the various kinds of unfair means shall apply to his/her earlier examination.


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