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IISR conducted first Online Examination

Inception of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) in our society has changed the working culture of organizations. This was recently observed at Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow with successful completion of first Online Examination. Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi regularly conduct examinations for ARS/Administrative Services, UG/PG admission and NET certification under various discipline on behalf of ICAR M/o Agriculture. These examinations are conducted all over India at more than 30 centre and requires a lot of resources in terms of money, manpower and time. To minimize the resources in traditional system of examination concept of online examination system was launched under the project “Developing commissioning, operating and managing an online system for NET/ARS-Prelim examination in ASRB, ICAR” of NAIP. Twenty three Online Examination Centre were developed all over India with capacity ranging from 20 to 120. Necessary computing infrastructure was provided to these centres to conduct online examination from time to time. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow was also selected by ASRB as one of the examination centre and a Online Examination Centre with 100 sitting capacity was established at its campus..

Dr. S. Ayappan, Director General (ICAR) & Secreatary (DARE) inaugurated this facility on 25 March, 2014 in online mode from New Delhi to conduct first online examination of NET-2014. This examination was conducted at all the centres during 26 March to 4 April, 2014 in parallel. 1585 candidates were allotted to this centre under 55 subject discipline. A total of 1211 candidates attended the examination which was conducted in two slots of 2 hours every day. IISR, Lucknow centre was found to be with maximum participation of candidates, after New Delhi Centre, among the 23 centre established in India.