Higher education department will develop a full-proof system to check the recurrence of a scam like Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam, higher and technical education department minister Uma Shankar Gupta said on Tuesday, while presenting the report card of his ministry.
Gupta said the department was working on a system so that result of the professional examinations and entrance examinations could be released early to give no room for manipulations. "We are also holding discussion with top institutes and agencies on this issue," he added.
The minister further said, "Not only PEB, the department is working on other issues, which are affecting education system of the state. A regulatory body would be formed to keep a track on the activities of coaching institutes, which often indulge in autocratic conduct."
According to Gupta, the higher education department has also held surprise inspections of private colleges to check whether these colleges are following norms. Similarly, the department has made installation of cameras in the engineering colleges mandatory to improve the examination pattern.
"The department is also trying to improve the quality of education of universities of the state to develop them into international-level universities," he added.
When asked whether the semester system will be done away with from the next academic year, the minister said the department has found that semester system successful for the post-graduate and under-graduate professional courses but there is a problem in conducting examination of under-graduate conventional courses through semester system. "We have sent the recommendations in this respect to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan," said Gupta.
Answering a question on differences between him and minister of state for education Deepak Joshi in holding students' council election in the state, Gupta said, "There was no difference between us. Deepak Joshi is looking into the matter and forming a draft for successfully organising the election," he added.