Online examination forms: Delhi University shelves plans till next year
In an effort to make the examination process more accurate and efficient, the university’s exam branch is working towards putting exam forms online for ease and speed.delhi Updated: Sep 11, 2011 23:50 IST
Delhi University students may soon be able to fill up exam forms online.
In an effort to make the examination process more accurate and efficient, the university’s exam branch is working towards putting exam forms online for ease and speed.
Though the exam branch had floated the proposal for this semester, most colleges showed reluctance.
“For this year, we will be using the physical forms but the plan to go online is on. It will, in all probability, be implemented next year. The colleges were reluctant to implement it from this year as they don’t have trained personnel for the process,” said RC Sharma, dean, examinations, DU.
The examination branch has, however, already received close to 900 online forms this year and will be treating these as the pilot study.
“Since we had intimated colleges about the change we got some forms before colleges asked for more time. These forms will now be our pilot study. Going online will help us create a database of all examinees,” said Sharma.
According to sources, the change is being implemented in the view of the recent DUMET scam — where the answer key for the medical exam was leaked to students who were ready to pay money.
“We are hoping to bring in more transparency in the system and this is the first step in that direction. Many more changes are in the offing,” said an official on the condition of anonymity.
Colleges, however, felt that the university was trying to do too many things at the same time. “There are a lot of changes to be made in the system, no doubt, but all those changes cannot be made at the same time. We need to know about these changes at least a semester in advance,” said the principal of a north campus college.
But students seem ready. “It’s high time that the university implemented this system. Almost all of us have internet and those who don’t can access it at college,” said Sapna Awasthi, a second year BA (programme) student at Miranda House.