Exams reforms panel recommends more use of online systems

An examination reforms committee set up by the state government has recommended making of the examination process for higher education online.

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2012, 18:44 PM IST

Mumbai: An examination reforms committee set up by the state government has recommended making of the examination process for higher education online.

"The process from admission to the issuing of degrees should be made online under-graduate and post-graduate students," committee`s secretary and Director (Examinations), Mumbai University Subhash Deo said.

The report, which was made available online in public domain for feedback, was submitted to Chief Secretary Jayanth Kumar Banthia yesterday.
Headed by state IT secretary Rajesh Aggarwal, the committee has also recommended a pilot project for starting technology-based examination in the universities.

"A pilot project should be done in one faculty to start with," he said.
"With the introduction of information technology, greater efficiency can be added by automating some of the activities which are conducted manually.
The envisioned system should also aid in timely decision making and disseminating of information to the students, colleges and other agencies," the report says.

PTI