Government of Odisha bets on tech to deliver exams, ensure transparency

Bhubaneswar: For better transparency in the educational system, the Government of Odisha has introduced the online question paper delivery for Polytechnics. Sri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, announced on Twitter, “Tech interventions such as OTP authentication and watermarking of questions will the make the process flawless.” Bangalore-based firm MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd provided this end-to-end technology-based solution that aims to curb question paper leaks.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Subrat Mohanty, Group President, Manipal Education & Medical Group, said, “The Government of Odisha has taken a significant step in ensuring transparency in the education sector by introducing online question paper delivery for polytechnics. Manipal Group is privileged to partner with the Odisha Government to offer cutting-edge technology solutions that are transforming the way question papers are delivered. Our suite of products on Examination management and university management has enabled ‘leak-proof’ examinations and online question papers delivered to more than 10 Lakh students.”
An early adopter of technology-enabled education, the Government of Odisha, has had a profound impact on the way online question papers are delivered. MeritTrac Services Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), is the service provider for delivering the Just-in-Time Question Paper (JIT-QP) to secure question paper delivery and restrain leaks in examinations.
Introduced for the first time, this technology empowered the universities and colleges in Odisha to tackle issues regarding the delivery of question papers. Every set of question paper carries watermark of the downloading institution. This technology has not only enabled the university to deliver the question papers smoothly and with zero leakages during examinations, but also reducing costs on transportation of question papers, storage and other governance costs.
Ambrish Sinha, CEO, MeritTrac Services, said, “In the education sector, the importance of technology and digital platforms is continuously increasing and plays a crucial role in the conduct and administration of examinations. MeritTrac appreciates this opportunity to associate with the Government of Odisha in its move to bring transparency in the education sector. The acknowledgement received by the Government is a testimony to maintain our responsibility of securely-delivering question papers with no leaks.”

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