Lahore : Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir has said that the university would adopt the latest examination management system according to the needs of modern age in order to provide maximum facilities to the students. He said this during his visit to the Department of Examinations. Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir welcomed the Vice Chancellor while additional controllers Rauf Nawaz, Shahid Javed, deputy controllers and others were present on the occasion.
On this occasion, Dr Shahid Munir presented a detailed briefing regarding functioning of various sections explaining work load, working dimensions and infrastructure of the Department of Examinations. He also presented strategic vision of Examinations Department.
Dr Zafar Mueen assured that the hardware for the Punjab University Examination Management Information System (PU EMIS) and all financial support would be provided to modernize the department.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Zafar Moeen shared his vision to transform the memory based exam system to conceptual and knowledge based application examination, quality education and modern paper & curriculum designing that would be implemented.
He also focused on various projects including provision of UAN number, telephone exchange, installation of CCTV cameras and PUEMIS. Dr Zafar Mueen instructed to expedite the paper work of new PC-I for the construction of new state of the art examination halls, university auditoriums and allied services.
The VC showed his keen interest to finalize the PC-I within a month so that it could be presented before the CDWP in HEC to be added in the budget of fiscal year 2017-18.
During his visit, the VC especially focused on the timely & rational payments/promotions/
He emphasized that conducive environment resulted in more enthusiasm & commitments, productivity and efficiency. He met different people came there for their inquiries and showed satisfaction & gratuity upon the timely disposal of cases.
Earlier, Prof Dr Shahid Munir briefed the Vice-Chancellor that the new PUEMIS will have salient features, enabling the candidates to submit their admission forms, rechecking forms, subject or centre change form, degree forms and degree verification forms thorough online access.
Moreover, he said, in new system, a reliable and secure award management mechanism will ensure in time and error-free result preparation. New system will be flexible enough to accommodate all existing and future examinations.
Moreover, colleges will be able to submit their affiliation requests through online access. All affiliated institutions will also be provided with the secure logins on website.
The system will automatically print the due fee and candidate’s particulars as per schedule notified by the university. Candidates will be able to print their roll number slips and centre information from website. Same can also be obtained by sending SMS on university’s unique number. The system will help in management of centre material, including questions papers and answer sheets, according to already entered data through admission forms.
In the new system, all the data of supervisory staff will be entered against their valid CNIC numbers to develop a pool of staff for appointment in various examinations based upon their qualifications, designation, experience and other relevant parameters.
The system will update the performance analysis of the staff duty history. The supervisory staff will also be given web interface to check their palace of appointment for duty. Same can be retrieved through SMS using the university unique number.
In the same way, a pool of examiners will also be built to assist various bodies of the university. This information will also be communicated through SMS. Candidate will be able to apply for degree issuance and degree verification through both conventional and online methods.
New system will provide mechanism for automatic due fee Challan generation wherever required.
An online fee reconciliation mechanism will be implemented between bank and accounts department for timely verification of deposited fee. Examinations Department will be able to scan and preserve both old and new record by implementing comprehensive document archival.
On the other hand, the element of wrong doing will also be controlled due to minimum public interaction. The worthy Vice Chancellor said that a modern and efficient examination system that could satisfy the needs of students is his priority and he will keep on patronizing the examination department to raise the university standard.