As many as 38 students were booked for copying during the ongoing distance education examinations of Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur. The examinations will continue up to June 16.
Many government employees, including some officers, teachers and other cadre staff were reportedly among the booked.
ANU Centre for Distance Education (CDE) was offering 88 courses in under graduation, PG, M.Phil, P.hd. CDE was conducting examinations in 102 centres in 23 districts, of which 25 centres were allotted in Krishna district.
The flying squad and special observers booked 38 students for resorting to malpractice in different centres in Tiruvuru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada and other areas, said ANU Coordinator of Examinations and Economics Head of the Department, M. Koteswara Rao.
Prof. Rao told The Hindu that many college managements were facing shortage of invigilators. As per the university guidelines, the college should allot one invigilator for every 20 students, which was not being done.
Due to overload and poor vigil, students were resorting to copying.