17 Varsities in Maharashtra yet to Implement e-Suvidha
Despite the government making adaptation and implementation of e-Suvidha in all universities
in the state mandatory, only 10 universities in the state have signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation
Limited (MKCL) for providing e-Suvidha services.
As per a circular issued by the department of higher and technical education on
February 11, it is mandatory for all universities and colleges in the state to sign
an MoU with the MKCL on or before May 15 for implementation of the e-Suvidha scheme
to bring all universities and colleges on a single standard digital platform.
Seventeen universities are yet to implement the scheme, which was initiated in 2006.
Under this scheme the MKCL has designed and developed Digital University and Digital
College software framework for providing e-services to students, teachers, administrators
and other stakeholders.
In the last three years, approximately
20 lakh students in more than 2,800 colleges and study centres under
ten universities have benefited through e-Suvidha.
And with its further implementation 15 lakh more students will benefit.
MKCL director, Vivek Sawant, said that students get informative services, administrative
and facilitation services and employment assistance through the scheme. It also
provides online application facility and i-card download facility making administrative
work easy and that too for just Rs. 50/- a year. The universities can benefit from
academic management, examination and registration management and other services
through the scheme.
He stated that even universities from other states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh
and Orissa were interested in the programme. Universities and colleges are required
to provide all information about enrollments, courses etc for availing the scheme.
However, the MKCL does not interfere with the autonomy and admissions of the institute,
he clarified adding that providing all information helps in bringing transparency
in the administration and therefore the institutes should not have a problem.
Courtesy: DNA India