Mumbai varsity to scan exam forms to avoid mistakes
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Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 18:47
  
Mumbai: Mumbai University would use Ink Character Recognition system to minimise mistakes committed by students in filling the examination forms.

"Every examination form would be scanned under Ink Character Recognition system by the university so that mistakes can be found before finalising the list of the students," Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope informed the Legislative Council today.

The announcement was made in backdrop of a TYBCom student missing her exam due to wrong code number of the subject mentioned in her examination form.

The mistake was discovered when the hall tickets were distributed eight days before the final exam, Shiv Sena MLC Deepak Sawant pointed out.

Tope said the mistake could have been avoided if the hall tickets were distributed earlier.

"Considering such incidents, we would direct the university to prepare examination details two months before the exams, so that the students get time to correct a mistake if any is found," Tope said.

The minister also said that high speed printing machines would be given to the university for printing examination papers in time. The step was initiated after TYBcom students didn't get Accountancy paper on the examination day this month due to delay in printing.

"The Accountancy paper was received to the University 48 hours late from the paper setter and a notice has been sent to him," Tope said.

The minister assured to fill 1319 vacant posts at University and sub-centres at Dombivali and Thane to be functional soon.

On bifurcation of Pune University, Tope said a committee appointed would submit the report within three months.

The issue also figured in the Legislative Assembly.

Sena MLC Subhash Desai moved adjournment notice seeking urgent attention of the Government into the functioning of Mumbai University.

"The University seems to have fetish for postponing examinations and it is affecting academic careers of six to seven lakh students," Desai said.

The Speaker of the House Dilip Walse-Patil asked Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to make a statement on the issue.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010, 18:47


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