Chhattisgarh government is all set to launch Student Lifecycle Management System (SLCM) as an initiative towards ‘Digital India’. The project scheduled to be implemented from December this year will computerize the admission and examination process in all 210 colleges affiliated with four universities in the state. First year students planning to seek admission in different undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered at any of these colleges will be able to make registrations online.
Students will not only be able to fill application form online but they will also be able to pay fees and other charges. It would also bring together all the colleges affiliated by four universities of Ambikapur, Bilaspur, Raipur and Jagdalpur under one roof.
Digital India is an initiative on the part of Central Government to transform paper work of government officials to online documentation technique. Main aim is the digitization of processes with the help of internet connection across India. Student Lifecycle Management System has been developed by Chhattisgarh Infotech & Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) in association with higher education department.
Saurabh Kumar, CEO of CHiPS while assuring to complete the digitization of all student records by June 2016, said, “Till all the processes are made online, manual registration and other related work would continue.”
He also informed that admission process, including short-listing of students by university/colleges for entrance examination, issuance of admit cards, generation of merit lists and subsequent processes of admission would be done online. Further reflecting on the same he said, “Students who are enrolled would then be issued individual login ids and passwords, through SMS, and then they would be able to pay their fees online and all records would be made paperless.”
Due to introduction of student lifecycle management system, all the processes involved in regular exams ranging from making date sheets to availability of admission cards by universities will also be done online. Even students will be able to submit examination forms with their respective faculties in person before generating exam hall ticket online.
After some time employees would be issued login ids and all official communication would be made online so as to make process hassle free. Records of leave, appraisals and promotions along with other routine work would be digitized to make administration transparent.
Indira Gandhi National Open University for the first time in history introduced online application system and witnessed a tremendous increase of 29 percent in number of applications if compared to the records of last year. In the academic session 2015-16, IGNOU received nearly three lakh applications for admission which is a record in itself.
Earlier in the month of September, Andhra Pradesh government also approved the implementation of 2400 crore e-Pragati project which is aimed at simplifying the process of delivery of government and citizen services.