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BPUT to Introduce E-evaluation of Exam Paper

The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) will introduce online evaluation of answer-sheets in about 3 months time as part of its automation plans.

The decision was taken at BPUT governing body meeting held in the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department. Addressing mediapersons after the meeting, BPUT Vice-Chancellor J K Satapathy said a concept note detailing the university’s road map for the automation proposal has been prepared. There would be complete digitisation of the entire answersheets.

After digitisation, a soft copy of the answersheets would be sent online to the examiners in charge of evaluation. Under this process, there would be minimal error in evaluation, Satapathy said.

BPUT Registrar Mihir Nayak said a slow evaluation process was the main reason behind the delay in publication of results. BPUT has been at the receiving end for perpetual delay in announcing results after every semester exam. Currently, everything is done manually, from evaluation to publication of results.

Sources said once the automation process is complete, students can also get their certificates online. ETET Commissioner-cum-Secretary CS Kumar said a massive online database will be prepared for the purpose.

It was also decided to make lecture notes available online. “We have already uploaded lecture notes for diploma engineering colleges,” Kumar added. The tender for the project is expected to be out within one month.

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Large Vacancy Taking Toll on BPUT

Large vacancies have affected the academic activities in technical education institutions  in Odisha. All the sanctioned posts of five professors and 15 readers are vacant in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).

Out of the 5 sanctioned posts of lecturers in Biju Patnaik University of Technology, only two have been filled up.  Out of the 25 teaching posts in the university, 23 are vacant, Minister of State for Skill Development and Technical Education Sanjay Dasburma said in a written reply to a question from Dilip Ray (BJP) in the Assembly.

Similarly, out of the 92 teaching and non-teaching posts in the university, 67 are vacant.

The university is being run with only 25 teaching and non-teaching staff.

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Invest in your career: It’s your greatest asset

The only way to get ahead in your professional life is by constantly investing in your career. Even a tiny investment in terms of time and effort can help you reap rich rewards. Here’s how to do it.

What’s the plan?
Set down short-term goals that you want to fulfill in the next five years, and long-term ones that you aim to reach in 10, 15 and 20 years. Then write down what you have done to achieve these objectives or what you will need to do. Your appraisal is a clearer reflection of your performance as it measures your output vis-a-vis that of your peers. So, be willing to take on extra responsibility, juggle your work hours a bit, face new challenges and learn niche skills. If you want to remain relevant in the job market, you need to constantly reinvent yourself.

How do I reinvent?
Review your career portfolio at least once a year. Here’s a three-point agenda.

Introspect: Ask yourself, am I happy at my current post? What’s my weakest point? However, don’t jump jobs simply because you suffer from an itch. List what’s making you unhappy at the job.

Evaluate: When you review your career, don’t just focus on your own achievements, but compare it with your peers in the office and industry. You also need to take a hard look at the company and sector where you are working. If the future seems a little dim, start looking at other industries.

Enhance: Updating your skills is the most important step. Whether you take a long-term sabbatical or pursue a parttime course, strive to learn something new every year. Choose your field of knowledge carefully. If you believe you are a domain guru, widen the scope and learn a new hobby.

Should I take a sabbatical? A good way to make an effective career transition is to either enrich your academic profile or try another industry for a short time. If you don’t want to leave the security of a job, begin by freelancing in the sector you have chosen or pursuing a short-term/part-time course. If the aim of taking a sabbatical is to set up your own venture, you may have to make a few risky investments to earn high returns and build a substantial corpus.

Like every other asset you own, your career too needs to be overhauled regularly.

(Source: ET)

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Online service for employment service, career counselling: Government

The National Career Service Project is for linking employment exchanges and other institutions using technology to provide a variety of employment related services like job postings, career counselling, vocational guidance, skill courses, apprenticeship, etc.

An online National Career Service Project is being implemented to provide employment service and career counselling among others, the government said.

“The portal is accessible to both employers as well as job seekers. Employers can register and post their vacancies and shortlist the candidates whilst job seekers can register online for seeking employment related assistance,” Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The NCS portal has a rich career content repository with information on career options available in more than 52 industry sectors and 3,700 occupations, he said.

The NCS can be availed directly through employment exchanges, career centres and common service centres, he said.

The National Career Service Project is for linking employment exchanges and other institutions using technology to provide a variety of employment related services like job postings, career counselling, vocational guidance, skill courses, apprenticeship, etc.

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BPUT students donate 400 blood units

Around 400 units of blood were collected at a camp held in Bhubnaeswar on Sunday.

The All Odisha BPUT Students’ Organisation (AOBSO) held the programme under the Jiban-Bindu programme.

Law and Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahoo inaugurated the event in the presence of Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda, MLAs Bijay Mohanty, Priyadarshi Mishra, Rajashri Mallick and Byomkesh Ray and BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.

AOBSO vice-president Amresh Patri and coordinator Ashwini Kumar Sahoo conducted the programme.

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GATE 2016 admit cards/hall tickets now available online

The Admit Cards/ Hall tickets for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering are released and now can be downloaded form www.gate.iisc.ernet.in which is the official website for GATE 2016.

Applicants may visit the official website and download the GATE admit cards by entering the required details including Enrollment ID, email address, GOAPS password and more.

The GATE examination has been conducted under the guidance of IIT and IISc, Bangalore for candidates willing to make their career in the field of engineering.

In 2016, GATE exam has been scheduled to take place from January 30 to February 7. Along with this, candidates are requested to carry a valid government issued identity proof at the time of examination.

As per the officials it has been informed by close sources that the GATE results 2016 will be declared on March 19, 2016.

Applicants facing any problem in downloading the admit cards may contact officials at +91-80-23606761, 23606762, 23606763, 23606764, 23606765 or may drop an email at helpdesk@gate.iisc.ernet.in

Here is steps to download the GATE admit cards.

1. Go to the Official Website of GATE 2016: Click Here
2. Login into you account using your GATE 2016 Registration Number and the password which you have set at the time of application.
3. In the following screen you can observe the link for downloading your Admit cards/ Hall tickets.
4. Download the Admit Card/ Hall ticket of GATE 2016 Examination and take a print out of the Admit Card/ Hall ticket.
5. You will need to carry a Photo ID proof along with your Admit card on the day of Examination.