BU announces results in record time

Notorious for delaying results of each semester by several months, Bangalore University this time has announced the results of some of the semesters in a record time of 24 hours, and for most others within 20 days.

Valuation took place for nine undergraduate courses in 580 colleges. As many as 5,84,200 candidates took the exam, leading to about 15 lakh answer scripts.

In the case of sixth semester BCA and BHM courses, the results were announced within 24 hours of the examination and that of BBM in two days. The results for BCom, which are usually delayed, or are filled with errors, were also announced within 15 days this time.

According to BU Registrar (Evaluation) Prof Ninge Gowda, BSc results too would be announced by Tuesday. “This time the results of all the even (2, 4) semesters, but for English, are being announced within 20 days of the exam,” he said.

The university officials are facing problems with English answer scripts. “This is the only pending valuation. There are 28,880 answer scripts that are yet to evaluated,” he said.

For English, the university needs about 700 evaluators. However, only 250 turned up for valuation. Absenteeism has become a major challenge for the university. Those designated for valuation work from some of the prestigious colleges in the City have not turned up for their duty, Vice Chancellor Thimme Gowda said.

These colleges include Presidency College, Surana College, Government Arts College, Government Home Science College and New Horizon College. In all, lecturers from 269 private colleges did not turn up for the valuation. While the affiliation of these colleges is at stake now, in the case of government colleges, the university will write to the government to take action against them, Gowda added.

College lecturers attributed the success to exam reforms brought in by Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof B Thimme Gowda and the recently appointed Registrar (Evaluation) Prof Ninge Gowda. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, the vice chancellor said “Earlier, I had to take personal interest in getting the valuation done. This time, I just stuck to monitoring the valuation process while the registrar took care of all the responsibilities,” he said.

Some of the new measures introduced in the exam valuation this time are: scanning of answer scripts on the same day of the exam, installing CCTVs and phone jammers to ensure that none of the valuators wasted time during the valuation process. This also curtailed any mischief mongers from entering the valuation centres.

Prof Narayana Swamy, member of the observer committee for valuation this time, said, “While earlier valuators had to come in the morning and beg for the answer scripts, this time everything was handed over on time.”

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