UGC directs universities to install jammers in exam centres

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has directed universities and higher education institutions to strictly comply with the government’s policy while installing jammers in examination centres to check use of unfair means, reports the Press Trust of India.

The government had in 2016 allowed statutory examination-conducting bodies to deploy low-powered jammers in examination halls in order to prevent use of unfair means through radio frequency-based devices. “You must ensure adherence to the provision of government’s policy on jammers in your university or college,” the commission has said in a letter to vice-chancellors and college principals.

The UGC has specified that classroom jammer model EC-CRJ-6B5 has been successfully evaluated through lab tests and field trials by a board of officers and suggested that the jammer model should be used at places where there is no Base Transceiver Station within 100 metres of the site.
Full report on the Hindustan Times site