Bhubaneswar: In a bid to streamline and strengthen the examination process as well as timely completion of admissions and beginning of courses of studies, a high level meeting was convened by the Odisha Higher Education Department here today attended by all the higher authorities of the State-run universities.
Briefing media on the sidelines of the exercise, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said, “Discussion is on. Initially we are discussing on the examination part. Then we’ll be discussing on the financial part. Next, we will be discussing on the administration part. Concerned Registrars, Controllers of Examinations and Comptrollers of Finance of all the universities have been invited to this meeting.”
He explained, “If we need to publish the result on time, the examinations have to be conducted timely. Accordingly, the courses of studies need to be completed on time and thus, admissions should be done at proper time. This academic year, +3 1st Year classes have already started from August 8 soon after the admission of first selection was over.”
The Minister informed, “A point was noted during the deliberations that the question setters are being paid very low. Hence, it was stressed to increase the remuneration. Even the examiners were also paid very low. It is also being mulled to increase their remuneration also.”
He further informed, “Also we discussed on the evaluation centres. Suppose, there are 240 colleges under Sambalpur University. Today’s meeting revealed that they have only seven evaluation centres. Can the work be done soon? Hence, it was discussed how to increase the number of the evaluation centres. Hence, we are mulling to make one evaluation centre for every 15 colleges. This will pave path for the completion of evaluation process soon and the publication of results will also be sooner.”
“We are trying to streamline and strengthen every aspect for timely result publication, timely examination, courses of studies and also timely admission. We are also discussing today how to properly and timely utilize the funds available with the universities. The Registrars have been entrusted with the task of making the administration stronger,” stated the Odisha Higher Education Minister.