Tamil Nadu

Exam process automated in Thiruvalluvar University

The Thiruvalluvar University has put in place a fully automated system for the final semester examination of this academic year. For the first time, students’ marks will be scanned and uploaded, doing away with manual entry to avoid errors.

P. Asokan, Controller of Examinations of the university, in a press release, said that this system of scanning and uploading of marks of each student was not being followed in any university in the State. This was introduced to avoid errors.

A total of 1,24,070 students of 110 affiliated colleges of the university in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts are appearing for the examinations that commenced on Monday. Of this, 1,10,607 were in under-graduation courses, 11,225 were in post graduation and 2,238 M. Phil scholars.

A total of 40,962 students had earlier appeared for the practical examinations concluded on March 31. The examinations will end on May 7.

The answer sheets are in the form of booklets containing 40 pages. The details about the students and exam centre have been printed on the answer booklets.

The valuation process will commence on April 15 at eight centres. All answer scripts will be evaluated by May 15 and it has been planned to publish the results during the first week of June, the release added.

Measures are being taken to distribute the mark sheets and provisional certificates to successful candidates during the third week of June.

In this academic year, the examinations have commenced first in the Thiruvalluvar University.

All exam-related works had been computerised said the university authorities and added that this included online application and payment of fees, thereby doing away with use of paper. By reducing paper use, the university has taken the green path.

The earlier practice of receiving demand draft payments from students has been withdrawn and exam fee has been received through online bank transactions from the institutions. Marks and attendance register have also been received online.

“We have also brought in bar-coding system for registration numbers. We have created a students’ database from the first year of college to avoid discrepancies,” P. Gunasekaran, Vice Chancellor of the university said. Internal marks have also gone online, he added.

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