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VTU adopts new method for printing question papers

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VTU prints question papers in new method
The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum will adopt the new method for printing the question papers from the next semester exams to overcome the questions papers leakage.

During engineering first semester exams was held in December 2012, it found that the Mathematics paper was leaked 30 minutes before the exam. This lead to postponement of mathematics exam.

To overcome these kind of issues from next semester, the university has eliminated the outsiders for printing the question papers and have a new method of printing the papers.

VTU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. H. Maheshappa said that the paper leak was found that, the outsiders involved in the paper printing were responsible for the leak. From next semester exams, only the principals of the respective colleges will be involved in printing the question papers.

Supporting the present system, a CD of coded encrypted question paper with a key to access the paper will be provided to the respective examination centres.

In new method of printing of question papers, a third party vendor is hired to print the question papers 25 minutes before the exam and principal of the colleges, deputy chief external examiner from the other colleges nominated by the VTU and deputy chief internal examiner of the college will allowed in the process of printing the question papers.

Each of these three people is given access to colour-coded keys which pop up as soon as the delivery window is opened.

The third party vendor will collect these codes from three persons and types in the combination of the keys to access the question papers in the question paper printing delivery system, which verifies the correctness of the keys.

Once the codes are correct, then the question papers will be accessed and printed. The VTU has decided to handle the process of printing the question papers by the respective colleges principals only.

Maheshappa said, "The paper will be automatically deleted from the system one the required number of question papers is printed,"

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