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.