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Students of RD & DJ college in Bihar asked to write exam under mobile flashlights.

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Students of RD and DJ college in Munger city of Bihar had to write an exam using their phone’s light because of the power cut on the campus. Students expressed their disregard and disappointment towards the management of the college. Reportedly, due to bad weather the power cutoff and the power generator also let down. The management asked the students to use the flashlights on their phones to complete the exam. When students came out of the exam hall, they complained about the management failure and expressed disappointment. A student, Ashutosh Mishra, said, “We were writing our answers, and suddenly the power of the entire college was cut, and we were left in darkness as it was raining.” The management tried to start the power generator, but they failed. He added that they ordered us to use the mobile torch to write the exam. Many students claimed it was difficult to write the paper while handling mobile phones in one hand.

“The college and university here are playing a cruel joke with students,” an unnamed student said to Hindustan Times. The students were writing their history papers as part of the Bachelors in Arts (BA)- Part I exam when it started raining and the power supply toppled. The superintendent of the exam centre, Sanjay Bharti, said, “We were helpless after our generator could not start and even, we tried and called a mechanic to rectify the snag, but it could not be started. We asked the examinees to use their mobile torch as ongoing examinations could not be postponed.”

He remained silent when asked about the mobile phone ban inside the exam hall. In the aftermath of the incident, the Controller of examination (CoE), Munger University, gave a show-cause notice to the centre superintendent, asking for an explanation of the incident.