While there are plenty of software and other ICT solutions knocking doors of education domain promising to improve quality of education and enhance reputation of the institutes, education institutes are in search of solutions which are practically useful, usable, scalable and hence long-serving. Due to two major factors below, meaningful deployment of software solutions in institutes remains to be a challenge: a) Complexity of software solutions and b) Major difference in work cultures of institutes and IT companies, On the other side, education institutes work towards addressing pressing need for creating & enhancing trust and confidence among all stakeholders. A solution which helps institutes or universities creating first impression, ensures that being the long lasting one, helps strengthening the connects with key stakeholders and offers operational benefits does stand out in this scenario.
With rich experience of working in education domain, Signy has identified this need and has envisaged a custom portal solution for institutes, group of institutes, universities and deemed universities. With research and help of education domain experts, Signy has designed and developed a portal framework which is built keeping in mind key stakeholders – students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, industry and management. Using this framework, custom portal can be built with quick turnaround time to the liking of university or institute or a group of institutes.
- This portal is an easy to use web application which has website as its entry point.
- Logins for students, teachers and parents.
- The solution is conceived and designed keeping in mind a few marketing and a few operational necessities of education institutes.
- From marketing point of view features like parents log in, will help to pass the required trust in terms of work ethics etc, students will feel like using trendy application.
- From operations point of view, it serves to reduce efforts and remove hurdles in key deliverables of institutes which are results, attendance, college news and updates etc by making it available online using simple back end.
- Because of simple back end, training and support is not needed.
- Better probability of success as compared to complex software solutions.
This portal is a smart way to deploy software automation initiative and leverage direct benefits for building and enhancing reputation. Since it is simple and yet addresses key pain points, Signy wants it to work as the beginning of software application culture or introductory application in colleges so that they can minimize risk of failure when they implement more complex automation initiatives like ERP.
- Need to create trust among all stakeholders
- Need to make all stakeholders feel valued
- Need to manage perceptions
- Need to make it easy for them to spread word
- Need to make a connection to stakeholders’ daily lives
- Need to distinguish your university/institute from others
- Need to create champion advocates – create pride among stakeholders
- Need to connect and foster relationships to guide the future of your university/ institute
- Need to make firm impression on industry and keep consolidating it
- Need to articulate unique brand of educational opportunity
• Makes your first impression – and a long lasting one
– Caters to the taste of students, faculty, parents, industry and management
• Not just about impression – gives operational benefits
– Helps improve productivity
• Strengthens connects
– Internal: students, staff, parents
– External: industry, experts, well-wishers
Broad scope: design, development, deployment and maintenance Portal, with Content Management System (CMS) will consist of below listed online modules in addition to the standard website elements and link structure:
- Online admissions
- Exam section – included online results.
- Recruitment management system – for institute’s internal recruitment needs.
- Faculty zone – includes faculty details, provides faculty login facility for publishing and managing attendance, timetables, assignments etc online.
- Students’ zone – provides student login, helps students participating and managing their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, for example: apply for official documents/certificates, check and download assignments, upload completed assignments, check attendance and results, check timetables, syllabus, notes, view and register for events etc.
- Parents’ zone – provides login for parents who can check results, attendance and feedbacks about own child, parents can connect to respective faculty.
- Alumni zone – ex-students can register, manage contacts, participate and contribute in various relevant activities.
- Non-teaching staff zone
- Campus placements system – includes uploading and managing students’ profiles, recruiters can shortlist candidates online, workflow management between recruiters and institute representatives.
- Event calendar
- Photo gallery management
- Admin panel
- …and more as per institute’s custom needs
• We understand your world.
• This concept of portal is result of research and has been appreciated by educationists and experts.
• We co-create the solution with you.
• We don’t raise hands midway and we do not disappear suddenly.
• We help you adopt the solution and ensure that the software helps you get promised benefits.
• Last but not the least, we love doing it and we are passionate about this.