Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will become the first university in Karnataka to make use of latest digital technology to evaluate all answer scripts. VTU vicechancellor H Maheshappa said the system involving high-end technology is errorproof. “Students can get results in a record time when the efficient and transparent system is put in place,” he said. Lakhs of answer scripts of the exams, scheduled for May-June 2011, will be evaluated digitally. VTU’s pilot programme of digital evaluation of MBA and MCA exam answer scripts has been successful. At present, the facility is available only on the VTU campus in Belgaum.
It will soon be extended to four regional centres, the V-C added. The varsity also has plans to extend the facility to every college as it would prevent evaluators from coming all the way to Belgaum.
VTU, being one of the biggest technological universities in India, has 186 engineering colleges affiliated to it. Twenty-eight undergraduate and 71 post-graduate and research programmes are being offered at the university.
HOW IT’S DONE
Answer scripts will be scanned using highresolution scanners and stored. For evaluation, they will be sent to regional centres through e-mail. The evaluators check the digitized answer scripts on computers interfaced with an internet server. If a student applies for reevaluation, the answer scripts will be sent to him/her through e-mail.
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