State Universities Get Samarth Complete Information Management Project

Bhubaneshwar: The Center has developed a Samarth Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for higher education institutions in the country. The Odisha government decided to implement it. This project helps the public public universities and autonomous colleges to make these institutions paperless and to keep all faculties, students and employees digitally in its database.
The project is being carried out by the University of Delhi (DU). Official sources said that Samarth is ERP automation software designed to help higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country migrate from paper-based, unreliable third-party ERP systems to secure, reliable and scalable systems.
The state government has already sent confirmation letter to implement this Samarth ERP suite in higher education institutions of Odisha. Asoka Kumar Das, Vice Chairman of Odisha State Higher Education Council (OSHEC), was identified as the liaison officer for coordination between the State Public Universities and Autonomous Colleges and the University of Delhi Samarth team.
Das said OSHEC will act as the hub for the implementation of the ERP. “The project team will start the on-boarding process of the ERP suite at the earliest. We will implement it in 14 public public universities first. This will happen later in the autonomous universities of applied sciences. Two persons (nodal officer and associate nodal officer) from each university will manage the project in their respective institution,” he added.
He said the ERP project will manage the ‘student development lifecycle’ and ‘e-governance for institutions/universities’. It has categories such as Accounts & Finance, Academics, Administration, Basic Modules, Student Related Services, Establishment, Governance, and HR.
Under the Accounts and Finance category, an institution can fill in information for the system for invoice tracking, benefit management, payroll management, budget and accounts, and procurement of goods. Subcategories under academics are program, academics management, evaluation and assessment, research management and training of trainers management.
Under the administration category, a university can enter data for affiliate management, endowment portal, research project management system, file management, and tracking system. The student-related services category has student feedback, admission, alumni portal, hostel management, and training and placement.

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