ICSE’s initiative to issue 7 digit new unique ID to its students came about as a response to the several issue faced by them during the examinations.
ICSE's aim is to speed up evaluation & the ID will have no bearing on the roll number or student’s centres thus maintaining confidentiality. "The numbers are in no particular order and are unique to the student. This means no one else will be able to access their marks from the council website. The examiner will not know the identity of the student or the school," Gerry Arathoon (CISCE chief executive) said.
Shobana R (A school teacher from Chennai) said that this move is highly welcomed in the ICSE schools. The seven-digit UID will remain with the student for life, even if they want duplicates of their marksheets or change their names and want marksheets re-issued in their new names," said Narendra Kumar, director of Orion India Systems, which has been hired by CISCE for the process. "The UIDs are also an attempt to speed up evaluation and re-evaluation processes. Now there are 650 evaluation centres and so re-evaluation takes 20-25 days. We hope to reduce it to less than a day," he said.
The council, as claimed by Arathoon, also sent out instructional videos to the schools telling them what to do and what not to do and that they do not want to repeat what happened in the past.
150000 students are likely to appear for these examinations.