BHUBANESWAR: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) began the week-long e-evaluation training of teachers of junior colleges on Monday.
This year, the Higher Education Department will conduct digital evaluation of both Science and Commerce answer sheets and 8,000 teachers have been selected for the purpose. Last year, only Science answer sheets were e-evaluated. The list includes names of teachers who were involved in digital correction of Science answer sheets last year. As many as 85,000 Science and 32,000 Commerce students will appear at the Plus Two examination that would begin from March 2.
Informing this to mediapersons, CHSE Chairman Basudev Chhatoi said Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will train the teachers in use of computers, on-screen addition of marks and final tabulation. TCS will also be responsible for scanning and digitising answer scripts and digital marking on the sheets. “Nearly eight lakh answer papers of students of both the streams would be e-evaluated,” he said.
He further informed that the Plus Two question papers would be sent to examination management hubs (EMHs) between February 24 and 27. The questions papers would be received in presence of District Collectors concerned at the EMHs which have been put on CCTV surveillance. This year, 203 EMHs have been set up and 1098 examination centres will be opened. Each EMH would be attached to five examination centres.
Earlier, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi had instructed the Collectors that transportation of question papers to the hubs and examination centres must be carried out with police escort and SPs will have to ensure that security is not compromised.
Meanwhile, teachers belonging to 488 category block grant colleges have threatened to boycott the training for e-evaluation unless their demands are met. Their demands include pay hike.
This year, 3.73 lakh students will appear at the Plus Two examination including 2.45 students from the Arts stream.
Plus Three Exams Kick off
Bhubaneswar: Plus Three examination commenced in colleges under Utkal, Fakir Mohan and North Odisha universities on Monday. Students are appearing at the examination through 485 centres that have come up under the three universities. This year, Group D workers and office assistants have been deployed in each examination centre in wake of the boycott threat by 662 category teachers.