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IIT Gandhinagar to have paperless offices; First IIT to adopt a comprehensive system

Gandhinagar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is all set to become the first IIT to fully automate its operational processes and seamlessly integrate them through a software platform called Institute Management System (IMS). The Institute’s offices will become paperless through the new system. IMS project was launched on July 31, 2015 by IITGN Board of Governors Chairman, prof Baldev Raj.

Inaugurating the IMS, Prof Raj said, “The system will ensure transparency, which is critical for excellence agenda of the Institute.”

The new system is aimed at saving time and energy for the institute’s employees and students by eliminating the need to physically visit different offices. IITGN Director Professor Sudhir Jain said, “IITGN is reaching another milestone as we initiate the adoption of Institute Management System (IMS). The full-fledged software solution is designed to propel the institute towards a paperless organization. All the processes relating to academics, accounting and finance, research and development, procurement, alumni relations, placements of students, recruitment of faculty and staff etc. will get automated and seamlessly integrated.”

Adoption of IMS will enhance operational efficiency of the Institute. Since the data is available at all times in digital format, report generation and data analytics are just a click of a button away. Software platforms to automate and integrate operational processes have been successfully adopted by most of the leading institutes in the world. The system, however, has yet to gain popularity in India. Professor IITGN Faculty Prof Pratyush Dayal said, “Although most of the older IITs have some of their operations automatized, IITGN is set to be the first among all the IITs to integrate all its processes on a common platform.”

– DeshGujarat