Report of the E-Governance Committee - Academic Year (2018-19)
E-governance is a buzzing term which now finds ample relevance in any organization's dictionary. E-governance in educational sector facilitate the processing and maintenance of information, improves transparency in administration and provides faster information dissemination. It's applications needs a centralized approach in document storage and retrieval. An efficient push and pull of information can be facilitated using a proper Management Information System (MIS) which can be customized and built according to an institutions need. As we gear up for a NAAC visit after a tenure of 7 years, the current e- infrastructure of the college need to be strengthened in terms of hardware and application softwares.
To begin with, three new working committees were constituted for the purpose: Certification committee, Documentation committee, and an e-governance committee. The Certification committee made a study of the requirements in e-governance for various certifications like NAAC, NIRF, DBT, ISO, etc.
The documentation committee prepared a structure for creating a central database through Linways for facilitating full automated MIS. The structure includes the following: Advanced Faculty Profile, Student Support, Student Activities, Department Profile. This year the documentation of faculty profile from 2014 to date has been completed.
The e-governance committee conducted research on the benefits and implementation of e-governance in higher educational institutions. The committee also organized a seminar on Faculty enrichment programme on e-governance in Higher Education: From NAAC Perspective for both teaching and non teaching staff on 29 November 2018. Dr Gladston Raj was the resource person. Following this, a preliminary study on the E-infrastructure of Vimala College was made.
The e-infrastructure in the college includes the following :
The Committee indentified the potential for e-governance in areas like Planning and Development, Administration, Examination Management System (EMS), Finance and Accounts, Student admission and support. A brief report is presented below: