Jamshedpur, June 19 : Kolhan University is gearing up to conduct exams in optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets for skill development courses from the 2017-18 academic session, which will also see the debut of choice-based credit system.
In order to curb cases of anomalies during evaluation, Kolhan University has introduced OMR(optical mark recognition) for examinees.For the first time, the Kolhan University has introduced OMR sheets and bar codes on answer sheets to sure that results are announced on time without any delay and to ensure confidentiality during evaluation.
“We want to adopt modern technology to ensure that the examinations and evaluation are free and fair. We have been trying to introduce the system for long and this is the first time that university students will experience it. The students will also benefit from the initiative,” said an official of Kolhan University.
According to the officials of the university, on the top of the page of the answer sheet will be theOMR sheet and barcode where students will have to enter their names, roll number and other detail. The same barcode will also be printed on rest of the pages. After the student submits the copy after completing the answers and the examination centre sends the copy to the university, the latter will keep the topmost page that includes students’ details and will send the rest to the evaluators.
“The new bar-coded system will maintain anonymity of students and better confidentiality in the evaluation process,” said the official. When the evaluation is over, the tabulation and preparation of the mark sheets of the individual students will be done by matching the bar codes on the OMR sheets and the answer sheets.
All undergraduate students will now write skill development papers – general knowledge, environmental science and basic mathematics – on OMR sheets.
From this session, UG general students will answer 12 subject papers and honours ones 14. But, all would answer 12 common elective and minor papers. The number of credits for all students will be 140.