Seven digit unique identification code will be given to the students appearing for their Indian School Certificate (ISC) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams. This code shall remain with them for life enabling them to get documents like duplicate mark-sheet etc, without difficulty from this year onwards.
Even though the schools in Bangalore are anxious about this new change, they still feel that this will help students and will go a long way. Sudipta Mitra, English teacher at St Thomas Public School, New Thippasandara said, "For example, if a student moves to another school after Class 10, the code will help him get his documents directly from the Council within days. Instead of contacting the school for everything, the number will help him get things done on his own."
The earlier system involved student applying for a duplicate mark-sheet via the school in which she/he has completed the schooling. Later the school would in turn apply for the mark-sheet to the board. Under the new system, the index and the registration number of students and its introduction is part of a modernisation drive of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will be replaced by the unique identity code.
A number of online processes would be involved as against the manual work involved earlier. "Earlier, most of the paper work needed to be done manually. The new changes will enable us to do everything online. In case of loopholes, say in filling up forms, it can be easily rectified," said Blesy Binoy John, principal, Ryan International School, Yelahanka.
Sribala, teacher and coordinator at Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar said, "Going online means paper work will also be greatly reduced and things will be more transparent and faster."
Since this is the 1st time such a move has come into picture, some schools are a little anxious. Blesy added, "We are obviously anxious and are keeping our fingers crossed. We were a bit reluctant in the beginning. However, with the help of the board and helplines that provide us all the information, we have managed to get things working. It will help ensure transparency and convenience in the long run."