The New Indian Express | Express News Service | 11th November 2015 |
KOCHI: Directing all colleges in the State to install CCTV cameras in examination halls, the Kerala High Court has observed that the surveillance system would act as a deterrent for students who indulge in the malpractice. The court held that every endeavour should be made to install CCTV cameras by June 1, 2016. Justice V Chitambaresh passed the order while disposing of petitions filed by the Kerala Self-financing Engineering College Managements Association and the All-Kerala Private Arts and Science Unaided College Managements Association, challenging a recent directive to install CCTV cameras in colleges. The Syndicate Standing Committee had resolved to order installation of cameras after examining the Mahatma Gandhi University. The instruction issued by the Registrar specified the brands of CCTV cameras to be installed and their storage capacity.