... and PU to dispatch roll nos via registered post, speed post, courier

The Panjab University is all set to dispatch as many as 4,000 roll numbers via registered post, speed post and courier services to the students on coming Monday. This is for the first time in the history of the varsity that roll numbers will be dispatched through fastest postal modes.

The mode of sending the roll numbers will be used as per the location of the area. It is learnt that 95 per cent roll numbers would be dispatched using the facility of the registered post. The courier will be used if the student is residing in nearby cities and speed post will be used keeping in mind the time constraints.

Earlier, the varsity authorities used to face flak from all sections of society for not delivering the roll numbers on time. Students had to bear the brunt of the failed system of dispatching the roll numbers as they had to pay for getting a duplicate roll number.

Moreover, the Controller of Examination (CoE) office has also tied up with the PU computer centre to work on a proposal to upload all the roll numbers on the varsity's website. If this happens, then the students who failed to get their roll numbers can download the same and after showing the identity card can take the exam.

After this proposal materialises, the varsity is likely to issue an advertisement in newspapers.

"The main aim of the CoE is to smoothen things for the students. I learnt that students suffer from this roll number problem and have to travel long distances just to collect duplicate roll numbers," CoE Dr Parvinder Singh told Chandigarh Newsline.

"We are all ready to use new modes of speed post, registered and in some cases courier to dispatch the roll numbers. The varsity post office is helping us. These fast modes do contain bar code and it would be easy for the authorities to trace the roll number if not delivered. The varsity authorities are putting in their efforts to streamline the functioning of the administrative block," he added.

The roll numbers are to be issued to all the students, including those who had compartments in any of the subjects they are studying or who are getting education through correspondence departments. The entire process of dispatching the roll numbers will be completed by the second week of March.

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