Switching most of its work and database to the online format , Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is endeavoring to become the country’s first university to go paperless.
R C Sobti, the central university’s Vice Chancellor was quoted saying, “We are going to be the first university in the country to go paperless. We are switching over to online work for most of the administrative and academic purposes.”
He said the work in this direction has been initiated and it would be completed within two years.The university has initiated work towards the objective and is slated to achieve it in another two years.
Per Sobti, this would reduce the hassles students face in getting migration and provisional certificates.The mark sheets would be made available online too.
Also to fall under the online purview would be biometric attendance and administrative work, bringing down the use of paper in academic purposes by almost 50 per cent.
The VC added that the university has started the project with its own resources, although UGC will be helping it along the way.”Smart classrooms are being developed and the medium of lectures would be e-content and audio-visual teaching. Also, Wi-Fi facility would be provided on the campus,” Sobti said.
The new system has an added feature of sending the students’ details to the respective parents on a monthly basis.This also aims to revolutionize grievance- redressal, since there would be a portal where the aggrieved students would be given appointment with the concerned official or teacher through e-mail.