Mangalore University to reduce result processing time

Results processing cycle time of Mangalore University will get a leg up in time for the odd-semester examinations of both graduate and post-graduate courses to be held in October 2012. The University which has already computerized its results processing will take the next step in this direction by allowing its 197 affiliated and constituent colleges to post examination application forms and internal assessment marks of students online.

At present, university manually handles examination application forms of more than 85,000-odd students as well as their internal assessment marks sent by the respective colleges. The staff in evaluation section of the university has to enter it manually and university authorities are accountable for mistakes committed during this process. But this is set to change with the colleges using the university website to upload the data and eliminate errors.

Vice-Chancellor TC Shivashankara Murthy told STOI that the university would arrange for exclusive training sessions for principals of constituent and affiliated colleges sometime in second week of June. “This is to train them on how to upload examination application forms duly signed by the students as well as their respective internal assessment marks,” he said, adding the process would vastly increase the efficiency of evaluation section.

PS Yadapadithaya, registrar (evaluation) said the agency that has developed the software for computerized results processing of the university has also developed the software for this latest initiative. “We will issue a password to all principals during the training, which they are at liberty to change at a later date,” he said, adding data once uploaded by respective colleges would be available seamlessly with the computer section of the university.

Hitherto, the internal assessment marks dispatched by the colleges was keyed in by one clerk and verified by three others for accuracy and was a cumbersome process, he said. The software for uploading examination application forms and internal assessment marks has been tried and tested; he said adding that the university henceforth would be in a position to announce results of UG and PG examinations accurately and at an early date.

Source: Times of India

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