The Cheatpal system for CSL201
We are trying out a new student-centric system for checking cheating
in assignments this semester. The name of this system is The
Cheatpal. The Cheatpal consists of a six-member board with
one coordinator. This semester the members of the board are:
- Sumit Chaudhary, Coordinator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ghanshyam Jhangani. Email: email@example.com.
- Anand Poonia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Akshdeep Singh. Email: email@example.com.
- Pulkit Goel. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abhinav Agarwal. Email: email@example.com.
The Cheatpal's powers
- The Cheatpal has the power to take cognizance of cheating
activity in programming assignment, based either on a complaint
submitted by email or made orally to one of the members. The
Cheatpal also has the power to take cognizance of cheating activity
that comes to the notice of one or more members.
- On taking cognizance of a cheating case, the Cheatpal has the
power to summon the people involved and question them. The Cheatpal
also has the power to examine their code and other files that might
be deemed relevant to the pursuance of the
investigation. Note: Failure to cooperate with the
Cheatpal in the pursuance of a cheating investigation is to be
brought to my attention and will be treated as tantamount to an
admission of cheating.
- Based on evidence gathered the Cheatpal will determine if the
cheating case is either a) Grave or b) Regular. All Grave cases are
to be brought to my attention. Regular cases may be dealt with by
the Cheatpal without my involvement. In Regular cases the Cheatpal
may suggest any course of action that leads to a 0 being awarded in
the assignment in question. In case of assignments for which marks
have already been award, the Cheatpal will email me that a 0 may be
awarded and I will accept the recommendation without any questions
How to submit a complaint
Complaints may be submitted by email to any of the members listed
above or may be made orally. In case of oral complaint, the Cheatpal
member must generate an electronic document recording the complaint as
soon as possible after the complaint is made. Anonymous complaints are
strongly discouraged and The Cheatpal is authorized to ignore such
complaints. However, The Cheatpal has to act on all signed
complaints, without exception.
Appeal against The Cheatpal
Students are allowed to appeal if they feel The Cheatpal has ruled
incorrectly. This appeal is to be made to me. However if I hold that
The Cheatpal's ruling was correct then the quantum of punishment will
be radically increased. Please do not appeal frivolously.
Complaints against The Cheatpal
Two types of complaints will be entertained against The Cheatpal.
- A cheating complaint. This is to be brought to my notice and I
will treat it like a cheating case. If I hold that cheating has
occured then a harsh punishment will be handed out.
- Misdemeanour or misbehaviour. If a Cheatpal member behaves in a
manner not befitting the office (i.e. threatens people, demands
bribes, treats people rudely in the course of an investigation etc)
a complaint is to be lodged with me and I will investigate and take