The universities have been asked to submit the procedure they undertake to disclose answersheets within seven days to the secretary of Higher Education Department Secretary S C Tewari.
After the recent decision of the Calcutta High Court asking universities to show answerscripts to students, the institutions are in a fix. After exams are over, examination department of universities is likely to be flooded with RTI queries.
“There was a review of scripts before the judgment also but universities had there own mechanism to deal with this,” said Higher Education Minister Sudarshan Roy Chowdhury.
The universities have been asked to examine the order and the Higher Education department will come up with a centralised response system to the RTI queries.
The issue was discussed in a meeting attended by State IT minister Debesh Das and Vice-Chancellors of the state universities. Das also said in time of depression the universities should come up with courses to keep the students occupied after graduation. In coming years, the students will find it difficult to get jobs, he said.
The minister also suggested that a central data base of all the universities should be maintained and the facilities of e-admission, e-assessment can be extended to the universities in collaboration with the state IT department.