In a bid to expedite and at the same time bring transparency in checking of answer-scripts of examinations, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is going to introduce digital mode soon. The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor has decided that it will be implemented from the coming Semester Examination. This method of checking answer scripts is prevalent in a number of technology universities in the country. The decision of MAKAUT comes in the wake tremendous pressure of examining scripts on the professors. The students often complain of delay in the publication of results also. "Scripts will be examined and preserved in the digital mode," Saikat Mitra, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of MAKAUT said.
Dr. Subhasish Datta
The Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Subhasish Datta said that the answer-scripts will be scanned and converted into digital mode. The professors will have User IDs and log-in passwords, with the help of which they will be able to check the answer-scripts in their computers. In the physical mode opf checking, they were not able to taske the answer-scripts home, but in digital mode there is no problem in the checking of answer-scripts from home, mentioned Prof. Datta. Moreover, according to the University, this is a big step towards error free evaluation of students.
The system will be as follows:
1. The students will be given special types of answer-scripts.
2. These will be scanned and uploaded.
3. The examiners can use their user IDs and log-in passwords to start checking the scripts in the computer screeen.
4. Nobody will be able to submit any script before 4/5 minutes.
5. An examiner will not be able to check more than 50 answer-script per day.
The aim of introducing the new process is to increase the overall efficiency of the teaching-learning process and expedite the declaration of result after each Semester Examination. In the end, it will be the students who will be benefited and that is the objective of MAKAUT.