The university recently introduced the system of online submission to ensure quicker evaluation of the dissertations and timely issuance of the degree certificates to students.
So instead of submitting the findings of their six-month project work as a hard copy, students cangive it on a CD/pen drive or upload it onto the website themselves, a senior university official said. Previously, a hard copy of the thesis was sent to the internal evaluator after which it was sent to the external evaluator by post.
The university received the evaluated theses only after two to six months. This resulted in delay in the issue of degree certificates, the official said. Under the new system, after the thesis is uploaded onto the VTU website, the controller of examinations marks a copy to the internal and external evaluators.
The software used in the system helps the evaluators in entering the marks. After the external evaluators give the marks, the viva voce is conducted. The system is helping the university in clearing the backlog of at least 3,000 theses. The evaluation takes only 15 days. Viva of about 2,000 students has been conducted so far. “It is an effective and quick method,”SA Kori, registrar (evaluation), said.