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Online evaluation of BPUT exams from 2015

Semester papers of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) and all engineering colleges under it will be evaluated online from the next academic session. A decision to this effect was taken at the BPUT Board of Governors’ meeting at the State Secretariat.

BPUT vice chancellor JK Satpathy said there would be complete digitization of the entire answer scripts. “After the digitization, a soft copy of the answer scripts would be sent online to the examiners in charge of evaluation. There would be no physical sending of these answer sheets. The advantage of this new system is that there would be minimal error in evaluation,” Satpathy said.

Secretary, Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) Chandrasekhar Kumar informed that BPUT has formed subject-wise committees of senior teachers to prepare lecture notes.

The lecture notes are expected to be completed in a couple of months after which they would be uploaded in the BPUT website so that the students can either read these notes online or download them. Apart from ringing in changes in the study and examination patterns, the meeting also decided to make the entire process starting from the admission of the students till their passing out, online.

Besides, to bring admission, research and training activities under one roof, it was proposed that a common facilitation centre would be set up at Gandamunda on the outskirts of the capital city at an estimated cost of Rs 35 crore.

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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.