Indore: Taking a lesson from MP-PMT scam where fake candidates had appeared the exam for eligible candidates, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has decided to take thumb impression of candidates appearing in the Common Entrance Test (CET) on May 29.

This decision was taken in a meeting held on Monday to review preparations for the CET. Registrar RD Musalgaonkar said that the meeting decided that thumb impression of examinees should be taken to check impersonation, and cross-check their identity.

The students would also be made to exam roll. This is for the first time the university would be taking thumb impression of the CET candidates. “We don’t want any impersonation so level of identity check has been hiked with the new system of thumb impression,” Musalgaonkar added.

The meeting also took a stock of preparations for CET. The university observers for outstation centres would leave on Tuesday. The CET is a national-level entrance test for admissions in professional courses offered by departments of the DAVV.

This year, as many as 17,786 candidates have registered for the CET. May 20 was the last date for registration. The test will be held on May 29 and the counseling would begin on June 19. The CET-2014 will be conducted for admission on 1785 seats in eight teaching departments/institutes viz International Institute of Professional Studies, Institute of Management Studies, School of Economics, School of Commerce, School of Pharmacy, Electronic Multimedia Research Centre, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Law. The test will be conducted in seven cities viz Indore, Allahabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Gwalior, Kota and Raipur.

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