PATNA: Former Patna University pro-vice-chancellor (VC) and noted scientist Prof Ranjit Kumar Verma lauded the efforts of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Anand Kishor for publishing intermediate examination results in time this year even after adopting many news measures to eliminate manipulations.
The BSEB, which had earned bad name due to topper scam last year because of large-scale manipulations in the results, has to some extent checked irregularities and bungling in the results of intermediate examination.
According to Prof Verma, the BSEB had set up a three-man committee under his chairmanship to bring a reform in the BSEB examination system to check irregularities and manipulation in the results. The committee visited the CBSE headquarters in New Delhi to get the first-hand report about fair handling of the results of about ten million examinees, which included JEE and NET examinations across the country, he said.
Prof Verma told this newspaper that the committee suggested various remedial methods to Kishor, who instantly accepted bar code in answer scripts, online filling up examination forms, introduction of e-commerce, cashless transaction system, full automation, strengthening and segregating various sections of the BSEB for its smooth functioning, he said, adding that the committee had also recommended for appointment of officials of integrity to deal with academic, affiliation and examination wings of the BSEB separately to maintain transparency and secrecy as well.
Expressing satisfaction over the results, Prof Verma said the BSEB has no doubt improved its image at national level due to the fact that both examination and evaluation of answer books were carried out strictly. “Though results may be poor this year, the BSEB has at least curbed malpractices in the examination system,” he said adding students would now realize to focus on studies only.