At a meeting chaired by Governor Ram Naik, a decision was taken to implement an ‘Enterprise Resource Planning’ (ERP) system to create a common data system across 11 universities of the state.A common online portal for various academic and administrative activities of state universities—admissions, examinations and enrolment—is on the cards in Uttar Pradesh.Eyeing e-governance in UP state universities, governor Ram Naik, also the chancellor of state universities, on Wednesday said universities will soon have an integrated resource planning for management of data.The meeting also decided to encourage universities for digitisation.
The suggestion of 'e-university', as it is being termed, came from a committee headed by AKTU VC Vinay Pathak. It has eight members including Bundelkhand University VC Prof Surendra Dubey, special officer information technology (Raj Bhawan) Sudip Banerjee, principal secretary to the governor Juthika Patankarand special officer-education (Raj Bhawan) Rajvir Singh Rathore. Others member are officials from NIC.
It has also been decided that specialists from these 11 universities will be called for another meeting with the NIC on June 12 at APJ Kalam Technical University in Lucknow to give final shape to the new system. The 11 universities which have been chosen for the first phase include Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Lucknow University, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Deendayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur, Sidharth Nagar University, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad, HB Technical University, Kanpur, Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Agra University and Chandra Shekhar Azad Agricultural University, Kanpur.
The computerised system will include various processes, right from admissions, evaluation, setting of question papers, grievance redressal, e-learning management system and e-library. 'All online facilities under one portal will bring in uniformity in work culture in universities,' Pathak said.