It has computerised the entire process

Mangalore University has switched over to a new system of evaluating answer scripts of undergraduate and postgraduate examinations from this month.

Consequently, the answer scripts of the degree and postgraduate examinations conducted in April/May are being evaluated under the new system.

The university began evaluating the answer scripts of postgraduate examinations from June 1. Evaluation of degree examinations began on Monday.

Under the new system, the university has replaced the A forms with OMR sheets with bar codes. It has done away with the system of tabulators transferring the marks from the A forms to a register, Vice-Chancellor of the university T.C. Shivashankara Murthy told The Hindu on Monday.

Earlier, evaluators had to enter the marks and corresponding roll numbers of students in A forms. The tabulators had to transfer those details to the university ledger. It was at this point that some malpractices had surfaced and there were errors in the results of the LL.B., examinations conducted in October/November 2008, he said.

Under the new system of evaluation, Mr. Murthy said, evaluators would enter the marks in the bar coded OMR sheets.

Marks and other data in the OMR sheets would be directly recorded in computer-stored ledger sheets. Marks cards would be generated from these sheets instantly, Mr. Murthy said.

Earlier, Mr. Murthy, along with P.S. Yadapadithaya, Registrar (Evaluation), and K. Chinnappa Gowda, Registrar (Administration), visited the Srinivas Group of Colleges at Pandeshwar where evaluation of answer scripts of the LL.B. examinations had begun. He explained the new system to the evaluators.

Mr. Yadapadithaya told The Hindu that the university would be able to announce the results of degree examinations between July 15 and 20.