Bhubaneswar, Sept 18 (LocalWire): The higher education department has directed universities in the state to take steps and ensure timely conduct of examinations from the next academic year as it was delayed this year due to the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in higher education institutions.
‘Due to various reasons, certain examinations were delayed this academic year.
All universities have to take necessary action to make up for the lost time and ensure that the examinations are conducted and the results published are brought to scheduled track by May 2020,’ the notice issued by the higher education department, read.
It further maintained that there should be no delay in conducting the examination and publication in the results after May 2020.
‘We have brought major reforms in the higher education system with the implementation of CBCS from this academic year.
Due to the preparation, classes and examinations got delayed this year,’ a department official said.
Besides, the higher education department has also decided to streamline the evaluation process so that the results get published on time.
As per the new plans, the universities will select 12 to 14 colleges as valuation centres and submit the list of the same to the higher education department by 21 October.
The department has also asked the universities to ensure that the examination rooms are equipped with close circuit television cameras both for theory and practical papers.
‘We have also come up with a new remuneration system for the question setters and the evaluators.
The question setters will now get Rs 1,000 per paper while the evaluators will get Rs 30 per paper.
The fees for other activities during the evaluation have also been revised in the new system,’ the official added.
‘Initiating such changes is a good step. The CBCS was a long pending plan that has finally been implemented.
The new system will definitely bring quality in higher education system.
Initially, it may be difficult to understand but with time, it will yield great results,’ Sukant Sahoo, a retired college principal said.