The administration of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University is seeking help of staff of private colleges in the work of examinations which are beginning 15 days earlier than usual, this year.
Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, vice-chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande said the Examinations Department preponed examinations by 15 days due to drought situation in Marathwada.
The Examinations Department, which is already facing shortage of staff, is finding it difficult to manage workload due to rescheduling examinations to March 7. It also decided to finish all the exams in just 27 days. Over 2.50 lakh students will take the examinations in this session.
The Department is grappling with various works like clearing cases under redressal system, disposing of Malpractice cases and issuing hall tickets. It has around 65 permanent officers and employees and of them, 10 to 20 per cent staff have been sent for election duty. Therefore, it has decided to seek help of teaching and non-teaching staff members of affiliated colleges in the examinations work.
Dr Vijay Pandharipande said that the university will appoint four experienced employees from each district for the custody and delivery of question papers. Four districts Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanabad fall within the jurisdiction of the university.