Ranchi, Mar 16
Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) has ranked third in country’s 51 agricultural universities in implementation of online Academic Management System (AMS). It facilitates in automation of various academic processes of the university and enhances the efficiency of the overall system by saving time and efforts involved in manual processes.
National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) in collaboration with Delhi-based Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) of ICAR is overseeing the implementation of AMS for management of courses, students, faculty, administration and e-learning.
Sameer Srivastava, Technical Officer of IASRI, who is on four-day visit to BAU to thrash out problems in implementation and operationalization of AMS and clear doubts in handling the system said BAU is far ahead from most of the universities on this front. Online admissions, fee deposit, course registration, course allocation, faculty approval, e-learning are in place and detailed data about students enrolled here till date are available online. Work on providing online marks sheet, grade sheet, result and final PDC transcripts need to be expedited.
An interaction meeting with registrar, deputy registrars, assistant registrar and faculty of the university was organized on Tuesday to review the progress and solve the problems being encountered.
BAU Vice Chancellor Onkar Nath Singh assured his all help for strengthening of the web enabled system for management of academic activities of the university. The system caters to the needs of different users: deans, registrar, professors, heads, guides, teachers, students, administrators in performing their assigned tasks
BK Agrawal, Nodal Officer of BAU Computer Centre detailed the objectives, importance, functioning and progress made and hurdles being faced in making the Academic Management System operational in BAU.
Sudeep Marwaha Head, Division of Computer Applications, IASRI, New Delhi who attended the meeting online said AMS does not burden, rather helps the University and contributes in improving its ranking. Mindset issues need to be addressed because system always resists changes, he stressed.