Mumbai University to dump manual marking of marksheets
In a move that would help address a large number of glitches, the Mumbai University (MU) has decided to do away with manual marking of student details on the answer sheets.
In a move that would help address a large number of glitches, the Mumbai University (MU) has decided to do away with manual marking of student details on the answer sheets. “Currently, students have to colour the bubbles on the OMR sheet. Many students make mistakes while doing so, which results in problems in scanning, thus delaying the results. From October 2018, we will introduce printed stickers, which would be stuck on answer sheets and then masked to make the process smooth,” said Dr Arjun Ghatule.
In addition to this, the varsity also plans to take the system of attendance online. “Instead of physically verifying attendance against answersheets, we will ask centres to enter details of students online. They would only have to enter details of those absent and found copying and the rest would be considered present,” added Ghatule.
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The varsity has also improvised the process of tagging teachers. “Earlier, teachers had to wait for several days to begin assessment work even as papers for their subject were uploaded. Now, any registered teacher can start work after the principal and the university approves his or her name,” said Ghatule.
As the summer semester examinations are ongoing, 36,532 of the 4,37,561 answer-sheets have been assessed so far.
Source: DNA India
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