GBTU mulls online version of UPSEE from next year

From next year,the lakhs aspiring for UP State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) may have the option to appear for the test online.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 25, 2013 12:03 am

From next year,the lakhs aspiring for UP State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) may have the option to appear for the test online.

Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU) Vice-Chancellor R K Khandal on Wednesday said that the university is considering introducing an online exam,apart from the one on paper. At present,only the registration for the examination is online.

The plan is a part of measures that the university is planning to introduce,including a more stringent security process during the examinations,days after busting an inter-city organised gang of impostors this year during UPSEE.

To recommend the measures,a high-level committee has also been constituted under the chairmanship of D S Chauhan,founder V-C of UPTU (before it was divided into GBTU and Mahamaya Technical University). The committee will suggest measures to improve the overall conducting of examination as well as look into other administrative issues,Khandal said.

“Over the past few years,the university has been witnessing some irregularity or the other. In 2009-10 there was the case of HBTI (Harcourt Butler Institute of Technology,Kanpur —- where a large-scale inter-city admission racket was busted). And now,recent events indicate that the situation is still unsatisfactory. Hence,the said committee will look into past issues and make recommendations,” the V-C said,adding that the university is also planning biometric screening of candidates for the entrance examinations.

“The committee’s role will also be to establish procedural fairness in the system. The idea is to have a long-term solution,” he said. With the police alleging involvement of certain teachers in the racket,the V-C said that the committee will also establish the role of teachers. Already,GBTU is evicting illegal occupants from the hostels of Institute of Engineering and Technology,the constituent college of GBTU.

Conducted by GBTU,UPSEE is the entrance examination for admission to degree courses in engineering,pharmacy,architecture,hotel management,and fashion and apparel design technology in government-aided and private unaided institutions affiliated to GBTU and Mahamaya Technical University (MTU),Noida,along with some other state universities. Over 1.7 lakh candidates had appeared for the SEE on Sunday,held at 262 centres in 31 cities in multiple shifts. About 1.5 lakh of these were registered for engineering courses.

2 students expelled for impersonation

Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU) on Wednesday expelled two students for impersonation during the UP State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) examination held on Sunday. “Prakash Panwaria,a second year BTech (chemical engineering) student and Kushal Babu,a final year BTech (civil engineering) student,have been expelled from the university for impersonation during UPSEE,” GBTU pro vice chancellor D S Yadav said. “The proctorial board is trying to locate three others,who are absconding. If they do not turn up within a week,they will be suspended.”

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