State to clear decks for e-university exams

Dec 21, 2012 by

Source: The Times of India via PwC EdLive

The Maharashtra government is in the final stages of putting online the process of conducting exams in all 17 state universities. The higher and technical education department will work out the final modalities of a pilot project which, if successful, could be extended across universities to prevent paper leaks.

K Sankaranarayanan, Governor, directed vice-chancellors of various varsities to build infrastructure for a full-fledged online mechanism to be put in place across universities.

The initiative is a part of recommendations made by the government’s exam reform panel. The panel suggested several reforms, including online examination and submission of thesis online. Headed by state IT Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal, the committee has also recommended a pilot project for starting technology- based examination in the universities. The objective is to bring about some transparency in the system and drastically reduce the instances of paper leaks.