Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University’s answer sheets will be evaluated online. A laboratory with 200 computers is being prepared for on-screen evaluation and in the first phase, the process of online examination of the answer sheets of professional courses like engineering, pharmacology, law, management science will be done.
Students often face difficulties in the examinations of degree, post-graduate courses in the university. Considering the difficulties in the process from hall ticket, exam center to result, the university is planning to use more technology to overcome such difficulties. After the Board of Technical Education in the state, the University will conduct on-screen examination of the answer sheets of the examination of degree, post-graduate courses.
The number of students enrolled in various courses in the university is close to four lakhs. The university currently conducts the answer sheet verification process in various colleges. For this purpose, the University has set up Central Evaluation Centers in various colleges in four districts. According to sources, there are fifteen such centers and more than three lakh answer sheets are checked at such centres.
The university administration is trying to do all these processes under one roof in the university. It is said that online evaluation system is being adopted as a part of it. Sources also said that teachers will be given training regarding this process. It is said that the online evaluation will help in the timely declaration of results, streamlining the process.
It is said that the onscreen evaluation will start from the summer examination and the initial phase will include professional courses, departmental courses.
Delay in judgment
The university is said to be in the process of implementing the recommendations submitted by Information and Technology Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal’s committee for reforms in university examinations. The committee had submitted recommendations to the government in 2012. In 2013, the government issued an ordinance in this regard and suggested implementation of the recommendations, but many universities ignored the implementation. As per the UGC, University Act, the result processes are getting delayed despite giving a fixed period for the results of various examinations. According to section (3) (4) of the University Public Act 2016, it is mandatory to declare the results of the examinations within 30 days. So now after this change, whether there will be help in declaring the results in time, it will be revealed in the future.
Colleges under University… 382
No. of Degree, Post Graduate Courses.. 134
Number of students appearing for examination………..3 lakh 70 thousand
The number of answer sheets is about 35 lakhs
Two hundred computers, these courses
In the onscreen evaluation of answer sheets in the university, in the first phase, the answer sheets of engineering, pharmacology, law, management science etc. courses will be checked online. For this, 100 computers from the central library of the university and 100 computers from the MCA department will be used. Along with that, the construction of a modern computer laboratory will be started in the examination department on the second floor.
We are starting the process of onscreen evaluation from the upcoming exam. According to the recommendations of the Agarwal Committee, the university acted on 99 percent of the recommendations. Some of the remaining recommendations include the process of onscreen evaluation. We have started work on it and are preparing a laboratory of two hundred computers. Initially the answer sheets of some professional courses will be evaluated online. In the future, a state-of-the-art computer evaluation lab will be set up in the examination department. Its process is also underway and after that hundred percent evaluation will be possible online.
Dr. Pramod Yewle, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.