Central Biard Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finished the NEET UG 2017 exam. You know, to prevent cheating. A student was not permitted to write the examination at a centre in Ernakulam district.
"The management has also constituted a two-member panel to look into the matter", a school spokesman said. It also said that frisking staff would be cautioned to avoid such incidents in future.
"The incident reported at TISK English Medium School, Koovapram, Kannur (Kerala) is very unfortunate and apparently due to effect of few overzealous female frisking staff of the school".
We've heard of stupid dress codes, but we haven't heard of this kind of behaviour before.
There was huge uproar throughout Kerala once the incident came to light. "These kinds of incidents should not happen in a civilised society", he posted on his Facebook page. "The agony and inconvenience caused to the candidate inadvertently is deeply regretted by CBSE", stated CBSE in a clarification issued today.
But the student in Kerala being asked to remove her bra triggered widespread outrage, leading to a political outcry in the state assembly and the suspension of four Kannur teachers.
She was first pulled up for wearing dark pants. Long-sleeved shirts and tops of students were cut in some centres while footwears with metal buckles were not allowed in others. "A woman police official has been directed to meet the student and her parents", he said. "I did not challenge them". They said it's not allowed, so I ran back to buy new set of trousers. Most of the shops were closed as it was a Sunday. She added that she had to travel 2.5 km at 8.30 am to buy clothes because "dark-coloured lowers weren't allowed", the report added.
Her ordeal did not end with a change of clothes.
"During security check, the metal detector made a beep while passing over the metallic hooks of the innerwear".
"The whole goal to take this exam is to calculate our eligibility but they are looking for some gadgets which might help us to cheat".
A day after news broke that a NEET candidate in Kerala was asked to remove her bra as an anti- cheating measure, there was outrage and embarrassment both as authorities scrambled for an explanation. "The women did not trust me", she said.
However, CPI (M) MP P K Sreemathi demanded that the authorities should be held responsible if the girl failed to qualify as she had been "mentally harassed".
"My daughter went inside the centre only to return a few minutes later to hand over her bra", her mother told NDTV.
"In order to secure the sanctity of this prestigious examination and to do justice to the genuine and honest students and parents, CBSE has left no stone unturned to conduct the exam in a fair manner", said CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma. "The incident completely shook me, I could not fathom what was happening", she said. Then I reached by 9:20 am.
In Biology there were nearly 12 questions which were not directly from NCERT and some of the students might have faced problems because of that.