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Greening exam enrolment saves paper and money

Greening exam enrolment saves paper and money

Context:

 Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) was able to successfully adopt  eco-friendly practice by digitising the process of collating data and issuing admission ticket to class 10 students, who will be writing the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination in March 2018.

Significance:

  • The department has not used a single sheet of paper for collecting data. In the past, it used a tedious process where students were given OMR sheets to write down all details. Each student would ultimately fill up six such sheets over the year.
  • This year though, the KSEEB has saved around 51 lakh pages for 8.54 lakh candidates.
  • The board has also reduced the expenditure by at least ₹45 lakh,
  •  Manual work too was reduced enormously.
  •  If students misplaced their admission ticket, they can approach the school directly instead of approaching the board.
  • Errors such as spelling mistakes in their names or subjects can be rectified at the click of a button by the school principal.
  • Details of students are sourced from the Student Achievement Tracking System, which is the database of all school and pre-university students.
  • This system has eradicated duplication of students’ data as everything was online

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