Undergraduate examinees of Gour Banga varsity to come under ‘maiden’ e-scanner system

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SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
3 Feb 2017

University of Gour Banga (UGB) is going to introduce e-monitoring system for the part-III undergraduate examinations to commence from March 14. UGB, among all varsities in the state is the first to adopt the unique centralized examinations monitoring system as claimed by the authorities. If the system to be used experimentally works well, UGB would implement it for all other examinations, said the controller of examinations (COE) on additional charge Sanatan Das today.
Sources in the UGB informed that the part-III undergraduate examinations would be held in 20 out of 25 colleges under the university. Nearly 20000 thousand students would take the examinations to continue for 15 days from March 14.
“We have thought of introducing the e-monitoring system to vigil the examinations to lessen the acts of copying as well as to reduce the anarchy held in colleges sometimes during the examinations. Election commission of India (ECI) long back introduced web casting system in chosen booths. The idea helped us to think of introducing a similar system to prevent mass copying,” said Das to the EOI
“CCTVs or web cameras would be installed in at least 12 rooms at each of the 20 venues for the examinations. Those CCTVs or web cameras would be connected to a smart television kept at the COE department through a centralized server,” the officiating COE said.
UGB sources informed that initially those cameras would be hired through e-tender system at the earliest. Approximately Rs 12lakh to Rs 15 lakh would be spent for hiring and installing the e-monitoring system.
“Previously, we used to send vigilance teams to examinations venues. A district coordinator had to be recruited to monitor the examinations. But after installing the e-monitoring system the expenses of sending the vigilance teams to colleges or appointing the district coordinators would be saved. We are not levying any additional charges on the examinees for the new system,” Das said.
Prof Gopalchandra Mishra, vice chancellor of UGB said, “UGB is in all probability the first institution of higher education to implement the e-monitoring system. Union public service commission (UPSC) and joint entrance board, however, used the system before. We hope that the system would enable us to ensure transparent examinations henceforth.”