Calicut University changing past, to start with the exam system

Since 2012, no year would have passed when there was no news about the delay in declaration of results by the Calicut University. However, from this year onwards, there will be the opposite news that the Calicut University has published the results of all examinations held until now before November 30. This is so because, in the meeting of the Syndicate Standing Committee on Examinations held this Friday, it was decided to publish the results within a month after the exams.

Another reason behind such decision is that every year, many students who took the degree examinations had to postpone their plans to pursue postgraduate programmes in the institutions of their choice because of the delay in publication of their results. The worst affected were the private students, the delay of whose results had led to protests from several organisations.

The shift to digitisation in various processes of the examination system at the university had given great hopes to the students and the teachers. But those hopes have been belied. It has been informed that the publishing date of results will be announced on the Education Ministry’s website. Moreover, all vacancies at Pareeksha Bhavan will be filled soon to expedite the evaluation process.

Standing committee convener C.P. Chitra said that they would recommend Vice Chancellor K. Mohammed Basheer to convene a special meeting of the syndicate for improving the examination system. The system would undergo reformation to ameliorate the delays in publishing the results.

Although the university has appointed eight joint controllers of examination as part of streamlining the examination system through digitisation, the students are yet to get the benefit of the reform. There has been a slight improvement in the conduct of B.Tech examinations. But the general degree examinations which constitute the major chunk of the university examinations, are yet to see improvements either in their conduct or in the publication of their results. About one lakh students are seeking admission to various degree programmes of the university every year.

Hope this attempt on part of the university do not meet with opposition from the teachers. Else, the university will have to shelve this idea too, because of resistance from teachers and principals.

Also read : UGC inspects Calicut University’s Distance Learning School

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