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DU goes for ?fool-proof? checking

The counters selling admission forms at Delhi University will close on Thursday. And as students begin the wait for the announcement of the first cut-off list, DU officials will be hard at work, sorting out forms, separating courses and colleges and correcting errors committed by students on the forms.

education Updated: Jun 15, 2006 10:54 IST

The counters selling admission forms at Delhi University will close on Thursday. And as students begin the wait for the announcement of the first cut-off list, DU officials will be hard at work, sorting out forms, separating courses and colleges and correcting errors committed by students on the forms.

To make the entire process fool-proof, the university has requested every state board to send their results on a compact disc (CD). The state results are fed into the university database and computers cross-check the information on the forms provided by the state boards.

“We have a three-tier structure for checking and validating the OMR forms,” said Dean, Students’ Welfare, S K Vij. “The first step is the scanning of forms. The computer reads the student’s roll number and matches it with the roll number provided by the concerned state board. If there is any error in the name, subjects, or percentage, the form is not processed."

The second step is to check the errors and manually feed in the correct figures. "Then a rerun is done to ensure that the data entered is correct,” he added. “We are confident that the forms will be free of errors,” said Vij.