BCU to go digital to ease examination process

Students who join the newly-formed Bengaluru Central University (BCU) will not have to go through the cumbersome exam process with the officials deciding to take the digital route.

BCU is the latest university in the state to adopt e-governance in conducting the examination

The registrar, evaluation, has invited tenders to streamline the examination process from this academic year for undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

Prof Lingaraj Gandhi, Registrar, Evaluation, BCU told DH, “Some universities have already adopted this method. We aim to go a little ahead by making the process entirely digital.

Being a newly-formed university, it’s an advantage for us to embrace the new form.

From the examination notifications, payment of fees to allotment of exam centre, room and register number, results, marks cards and issuing of certificates, the process
will be completely made online.”

Communication by BCU will also be through an app, emails and text messages to phones.

“We will update the database with the contact details of every student and their parents. Students who have smartphones will have to download a newly-designed app and enrol there with their registration numbers. Communication will also be sent through messages and emails.
We will also ensure security and select the most reliable and trusted group before allotting the tender,” added Lingaraj.

Since BCU already has an agreement with National Academic Depository (NAD) launched by University Grants Commission (UGC), students across the globe can
access the marks card and degree certificates from anywhere and anytime.

NAD facilitates the verification of marks cards and degree certificates, which brings down the use of hard copies.

“As we lack infrastructure and staff, going completely digital can reduce our work. Other universities have to digitise all their previous records, which is a Herculean task. With e-governance, we can completely prevent question paper leaks.

We will upload the question paper on the web and allow the respective colleges to download it half an hour before the exam commences,” said Ramchandra Gowda, Registrar, BCU.

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