Aligarh college installs CCTV cameras in students’ washroom to prevent cheating

In a bid to avoid cheating during exams, a college in Uttar Pradeshs Aligarh has taken a surprise decision. Dharam Samaj Degree College of Aligarh has installed CCTV cameras in the mens washroom. Speaking to ANI, Dr Hem Prakash, Principal of the college, said the cameras were installed to reduce cheating during examinations.CCTVs have been installed to reduce cheating. Students used to hide chits in their clothes, Prakash told ANI. Reports say that students of the college are protesting against the decision, saying it amounts to the breach of privacy. However, Prakash said there is no breach of privacy and urged students to withdraw the protest. There is no invasion in privacy and no need to protest, Prakash told ANI. As per media reports, the students of the college has launched a protest against the college managements decision of installing CCTV cameras inside mens washroom. The students have demanded the immediate withdrawal of the cameras from the washroom. SEE PICS Speaking to ToI, Saurabh Chaudhary, a law student termed the managements decision as a breach of privacy. It Several students of the college have criticised the decision. National Commission for Minority Education has termed the colleges decision as absolutely wrong.