BENGALURU: Bangalore University is taking extra precautions from Thursday to monitor the evaluation work of the ongoing under-graduate examinations.
The tighter measures come after malpractice and marks card scams related to distance education courses of the university came to light in May.
As many as 44 CCTV cameras have been installed inside the evaluation centre. The university has taken a number of other measures as well, including restricting the entry of unauthorised people to the evaluation centre.
According to officials of the Evaluation Department, the number of CCTVs installed at the evaluation centre has been increased. “During the last exams, we had installed 35 CCTV cameras and it has been increased to 44. To monitor 3,500 evaluators, we need at least 44 CCTV cameras,” said Prof Ningegowda, registrar, evaluation.
In order to restrict unauthorised people from entering the premises of the evaluation centre, the university has issued identity cards to all the evaluators. “Without these ID cards no one is allowed to enter the premises. Even I have got an ID and if I fail to produce it, I will not be allowed to enter,” said Ningegowda.
Moreover, for the first time, a special officer has been appointed to monitor evaluation work, he said. The special officer will monitor the time the evaluators enter the hall and the number of scripts they evaluate.
Evaluation will begin at 10 am and conclude at 5 pm.
“The first session is between 10 am and 1pm and the second session between 2 and 5 pm. For each session, evaluators will get a bundle of 18 papers. In order to avoid erratic evaluation due to shortage of time, we have made it mandatory for the evaluators to be in the hall at 10 am sharp,” Ningegowda said.