In a significant initiative, Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam, has completed the digitization of academic information of students, who have completed various courses in its study departments or affiliated colleges since its establishment.
According to university officials, the institution has completed digitization of over 12 lakh pages of 17,824 tabulation books in the examinations section at a cost of ₹1.43 crore from its annual plan expenditure. The move allows students to have information about their grade lists, grade cards, and certificates at their fingertips.
To avoid delays
“With this, Mahatma Gandhi University will be able to avoid any delays in distributing various certificates and documents to students,” an official said.
The digitized documents have already been made available in the relevant sections in different modules based on different courses. These details can be viewed by searching through Digi-Archive, a specially designed software, using details such as registration number, examination center, year of study, month of examination, etc. . Details or required documents will be delivered to students directly or via email immediately at no additional cost, he added.
80 million students
The digitization of the details of nearly 80 lakh students was carried out over a period of two years with the help of the Uralungal Labor Contract Cooperative Society.
The Minister of Higher Education, R. Bindu, is expected to inaugurate the Digi-Archive system at a ceremony to be held here on May 9. The Minister of Cooperation, VN Vasavan, will also participate.