Software is expected to be ready by month-end
It will facilitate tabulation and data entry workAnnouncement of examination results could be made by May
MANGALORE: Wipro is developing a software for Mangalore University that would help it computerise its examination-related work, including tabulation of marks and data entry, according to sources at the university.
The sources said that the examination work had increased after the university introduced a credit-based semester scheme for undergraduate courses for the current academic year. Every semester, 15,000 to 20,000 undergraduate students from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu districts, which come under the university, appeared for the examination. This meant that 1.5 lakh to two lakh data entries had to be made by examination officials each semester, the sources said.
They said the examination officials had informed Wipro authorities of their requirements, and the first version of the software would be ready by the month-end. Modifications could be made later.
The software would help complete the tabulation work in four days, which would enable the university to declare the results early, the sources said.
Until the last academic year, the university had been announcing the results of the annual examination conducted in April and May at the end of June.
They said the Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT) had for some time been urging the university to computerise the tabulation work.