GTU - Unfair Means (UFM) Detail


Proposed Punishment Details for Unfair Means (UFM)

Table Showing Proposed Punishment Details for Unfair Means (UFM)

Sr. Unfair Means adopted by the Examinee Type of Punishment
1 Doesn’t follow the instructions given by the block supervisor or any competent authority Declare the Examinee as “Fail” in respective Subject of the current semester summer/winter examination conducted by the authority
Writes irrelevant matter in the answer book
Deliberately reveals his identity or intentionally makes some irrelevant symbols, sketches etc. in the answer book
Communicates with another examinee or try to pass on information even after a word of caution from block supervisor or any competent authority
Possess any of the prohibited electronic gadgets*
Any sort of writing on the question paper
Any exam relevant literature found near or just beneath his seat but he/she has not copied from the said material
Use of indecent or abusing words in the answer book
Attempts to remove Encrypted code or any sticker on the answer book
Indulges in writing the matter relevant to subject before commencement of exam
Attempts oral communication with another examinee.
2 If the examinee is found in possession or snatches away of notes, chits, answer book or part there of any other examinee however he/she has not written from the said material in his/her answer book Cancellation of result of all the subjects of the current semester Examination conducted by the authority
Indecent behaviour at the examination centre or in the examination hall
Possess any sort of exam relevant material in the examination hall or even outside the examination hall like toilet, lobby etc. or tries to contact any unauthorized person during the exam timings
Possess any sort of exam relevant material written/printed on paper chits, compassbox, calculator, pad, cloth, hand kerchief, dress or any part of the body or stored in electronic-gadgets including mobile-phone. in the examination hall or even outside the examination hall like lobby etc.
Attempts to bribe the examiner by mentioning address, contact detail, Mobile No. etc. or to contact the examiner directly or through any representative for his/her favour
3 Indulges in unfair practice outside the examination hall by any means Cancellation of result of all the subjects of the current semester examination and debarred to appear in all the subjects of next summer/winter all examinations to be conducted by the authority.

#In addition to above punishment for 3N case, the following punishment will also be imposed by the committee.

Depending upon the intensity of Mass copy reported by the examiner and same is evaluated by panel of experts as well as UFM committee, GTU will impose following penalty.
  1. A show cause notice will be issued to those employee of exam centre and allotted the duty by the centre in-charge on behalf of the university like - Jr. supervisor, Sr. Supervisor as well as centre in-charge where mass copy is proved and also de-reorganization of the faculty if committee does not accept his/her explanation/clarification against show cause notice.
  2. Financial Punishment : - University will also penalise financially to the institution depending upon the nature of malpractice, depending upon the no. of students found guilty of mass copy or other malpractice.
    1. Rs. 1000 per student if caught for the first time.
    2. Rs. 5000 per student if institute indulged second time.
    3. Rs. 10000 per student if institute indulged more than two times.
Note: In case it is required by the university to continue the institute as an exam centre then institute will be required to install CCTV and submission of DVD along with GTU observer after every session of Exam.
Copied from the subject exam relevant material, Scribble on chits, compass box, calculator, pad, cloth, hand kerchief, dress or any part of the body or stored in electronic-gadgets including mobile-phone.
Indulge in exchange of answer book, supplementary with other examinee
Copied from another examinee or deliberately allows other examinee to copy from his own answer book or pass on the exam relevant material or literature in any form to another examinee in exam hall
If the examiner find some written/printed papers etc.of exam related material from the answer book of an examinee
Attempts to get rid of or to destroy any kind of exam relevant prohibited material with which he is caught or helps other in such an act
Examinee is found to throw away his answer book, supplementary, question paper, practical job or part there of
If examinee is found to have torn the answer book, question paper, any other exam related material or part there of his/her own or other examinee
If the examiner reports that in the examinee's answer book is written with more than one type of hand writing
If the examiner reports about missing pages or additional pages in the answer book of examinee
If the examinee obstruct the process of conducting the examination in any way
if examinee try to destroy the evidence by chewing the chit or in any other manner, which was found in his possession during examination
If examinee attempt to bribe by way of Keeping currency notes in his/her answer book
If the examination committee is satisfied from the report of the examiner that the candidate have copied from one another or from any other sources or involving in mass copying during the examination#
4 If examinee obstructs/threatens or orally assault the block supervisor or any Cancellation of result of all the subjects of the current semester examination and debarred to appear from next three summer/winter all examinations to be conducted by the authority.
Tries to bring duly written answer book or supplementary from outside
If the examinee carries away an answer book, supplementary or practical job or part thereof outside the exam hall
Leaves the examination hall without submitting his answer book or tries to destroy it
5 If person impersonates as a examinee and if this detected during or after the examination Cancellation of result of all the subjects of the current semester examination and debarred to appear from next four summer/winter all examinations to be conducted by the authority
If examinee not appearing in that particular examination but who is a candidate of other examination of the university impersonates as a examinee of particular examination
If examinee not appearing in that particular examination but who is a candidate of other examination of the university behaves indeciplinery manner during particular examination or helps other examinee in using unfair means
6 Possess Gun, Revolver, Knife or any other prohibited weapon in or around exam hall Cancellation of result of all the subjects of the current semester examination and debarred to appear from next five summer/winter all examinations conducted by the authority
Physically assault block supervisor or any competent authority on exam duty
7 If an examinee for degree of ME/M.Pharm/MBA/ MCA PhD is found guilty of plagiarism of a thesis/dissertation/ project workduring the period of assessment. Deferred submission of thesis/dissertation/ project work for a period of 3 years in case of ME /M.Pharm/ MBA/ MCA and for a period of 5 years in case of PhD for resubmission. The resubmission of the thesis/project work/dissertation shall be with new topic with fresh work.
It may be understood that the student will have to go through all the stages of evaluation of his/her new topic including DP1/DP2/Mid Review/ Final Dissertation/ ITD/ Project Review/Progress Review/ DPC whichever is applicable.
8 If a Candidate who is awarded PhD from the University, is found guilty of plagiarism by the University. The degree awarded shall be withdrawn by the University.
9 If an examinee for ME/M.Pharm/ MBA/ MCA/PhD is found guilty of influencing supervisor or any member of adjudication committee or panel for viva voce of resorting to any malpractice. The examination committee shall decide the penalty depending upon the nature and complexity of involvement of the concerned examinee.
10 If during the examination or afterwards any examinee is found to have indulged in unfair means other than specified in 1 to 6 as above and which has been bearing on the examination or result of the examinee and/or any other examinee The examination committee shall decide the penalty depending upon the nature and complexity of involvement of the examinee is concerned.

*Final decision is to be taken by the committee based upon the type of electronic gadget and nature of offence (6c,6d,6e)-For the case of plagiarism or any misconduct, a subject expert committee consisting of three persons shall be constituted to verify the case and the committee will submit their report to the university. This report shall be put up before the UFM committee to decide the type of punishment as per the prevailing norms of the university.

Note: (1)Summer Exam: May to August ;(2) Winter Exam: November to February;(3) Examination: Any component reflected in students grade card This notification is issued with the permission from competent authority.


Explanation of Punishment details for UFM during mid semester / university examination

Explanation of Punishment details for UFM during mid semester/ university examination

Sr. Type of Punishment imposed by GTU Detail Explanation of Punishment imposed by GTU
1 Declare the Examinee as “Fail” in respective subject Declare fail in a subjects for he /she was reported of unfair means during mid semester or university examination.
2 Cancellation of Result Declare fail in all heads of the subjects for which he /she has appeared in respective semester university examination and not eligible to appear in next same semester remedial university examination. He/she will be eligible to appear in next same semester regular university examination.
3 Cancellation of Result and to be debarred from the subsequent examination
  1. Declare fail in all heads of the subjects for which he /she has appeared in respective semester university exam.
  2. He/ she is not allowed to appear in next same semester remedial as well as regular examination. For e.g., a student is reported under UFM during sem-II examination in the year June- 09 then he/she is not eligible to appear in next year i.e Sept.’09 as well as June-10 sem-II regular examination. In short, he/she can appear in June-11 sem-II regular examinations to be conducted by university.
4 Cancellation of Result and to be debarred for two subsequent examinations
  1. Declare fail in all heads of the subjects for which he /she has appeared in respective semester mid term and university exam.
  2. He/ she is not allowed to appear in next two year same semester remedial as well as regular examination. For e.g., a student is reported under UFM during sem-II examination in the year June-09 then he/she is not eligible to appear in next two years i.e June-10 and June-11 sem-II regular examination as well as next remedial examinations. In short he/she can appear in June-12 sem-II regular examinations to be conducted by university.
5 Cancellation of Result and to be debarred from the university
  1. Declare fail in all heads of the subjects for which he /she has appeared in respective semester mid- term and university exam.
  2. He/She’s registration is cancelled as a student of the university.