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Ethics Case Study – Why do you think Ramesh cheated despite knowing the consequences? What you would have done if you were Suresh? Explain.

Topic:   laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

10) Ramesh, an MBBS aspirant, though intelligent and having scored good marks in his 12th standard, had resorted to cheating in the all India medical entrance exam. He wanted to secure top rank and get admission into a top medical college. His father supported him and paid huge bribe to a person who promised them of all help during the entrance exam. Ramesh would have still got a medical seat if he had not resorted to cheating. His friend Suresh advised him not to cheat citing a recent scam where many were jailed including students who had cheated. Ramesh ignored his friend’s advice, went ahead and cheated in the exam.

Later a sting operation exposed that along with Ramesh was not alone. Finally the whole exam was cancelled thanks to students like Ramesh.

Why do you think Ramesh cheated despite knowing the consequences? What you would have done if you were Suresh? Explain. (200 Words)

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