BANGALORE - Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) is planning to introduce fire, water, tear and insect-proof marks cards this year. The university had approached IT professionals in India as well as in the US to help make the marks cards. "The move will benefit students. We have contacted experts in the field of technology to help us create the marks cards," said JS Patil, vice-chancellor, KSLU. The planned marks sheets will be costlier than the existing cards. "These cards are not cost-effective. Students deserve high- quality marks cards. Hence, we have decided to go for these secure cards. Each of them will cost about Rs38, while the normal paper cards cost just Rs5. According to experts, the life of these cards is more than 250 years," said Patil. Patil added that materials like plastic, silver foil and bamboo were to be used to make the new cards. "The paper used to create these cards will be similar to the silver- and golden-coloured thin paper that you see inside cigarette packets," he said. The KSLU is also planning to introduce several reforms related to the conduct of examinations. The varsity has prepared a unique software for the purpose. The university will upload answer sheets on the official website after the announcement of results. The students can see marks given to each answer by logging onto the site. "To avoid impersonation during the examinations, the university will take a thumb impression of each student on the answer scripts and match the impression with the those collected at the time of admission. We will make sure that the results are out within three days after the completion of the evaluation process. The evaluators will be given code numbers so that they can avoid writing their names on answers sheets. This will help maintain anonymity," said a university source. Before sending answer scripts for evaluation, they will be scanned and dummy registration numbers will be affixed. The system will automatically hide the original register numbers, to make the whole process impersonal. There are 87 law colleges under the university. The results of the first batch will be out before February 3, said university officials. DNA
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