BU registrar vows to make exams error-free

BU registrar vows to make exams error-free

If Bangalore University’s new registrar’s (Evaluation) plan takes off on time, students will not have to face unnecessary delays in getting their examination results from next semester. 

Registrar Prof Ninge Gowda, who took charge on Tuesday, has already made plans for exam reforms. He succeeds R K Somashekar, against whom an inquiry report is pending for alleged examination irregularities. 

Beginning with upgrading the software for computerised valuation of answer scripts to training the evaluators for error-free valuation, the registrar aims to set in motion the reforms by the following semester exams. 

No delays

“From the following semester, Bangalore University will not see any delays in examination results and the exam process will be streamlined completely,” he said. This academic year, the university saw multiple delays in results and evaluation. The varsity is also yet to declare the results of the distance education exams held in December. 

Prof Ninge Gowda added that the whole system of examination will see modernisation. Moreover, the distance education answer script valuation, which is at present done manually, will be brought on a par with the regular computerised valuation. 

He said the challenge faced by the university was the volume of answer scripts that they had to deal with every semester. 

“Compared with other universities, Bangalore University deals with the highest number of answer scripts. While other universities have an average of 15,000 answer scripts to tabulate, Bangalore University deals with more than four lakh papers. “We currently have 0.1 per cent errors, but we aim to bring the errors to zero percent,” he added.  

Inquiry report

Meanwhile, former vice chancellor of Mangalore University Prof M I Savadatti’s report is expected by the end of this month. 

In October last, the State government had appointed him to conduct an inquiry against Somashekar following the allegations of irregularities in examinations.

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