Jun 21, 2017

TCS to help Andhra University transform into digital university

BYPankaj Mishra

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will help transform the Andhra University School of Distance Education (AUSDE) into a digital university.
The global IT services firm on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Andhra Pradesh varsity, which will enable easy access to a larger number of students wanting to avail courses offered by the university.
As part of the agreement, AUSDE will deploy the TCS iON platform to help bring online all key services offered by it including student admissions, academic course content, examination management as well as regular administrative services.
With the services of AUSDE going online, students will be able to enroll onto and access courses of their choice, pay fees, get their examination hall tickets and also see their examination results, all of these, at a click of a button, TCS said in a statement.
The TCS iON Platform provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution that enables a university to digitise all functions and services offered by it. It also supports in building smarter university campuses with solutions that simplify learning, teaching and support processes to drive educational excellence.
The AUSDE is offering certificate, diploma, under graduate, post-graduate and professional courses to over 60,000 students currently and the digitisation of the university will help provide a superior experience to all the stakeholders.
With AUSDE going digital using the TCS iON Platform, every stakeholder of the university will be able to engage with ease and be confident of getting the highest level of services on-time without any deficiency,” said V. Ramaswamy, global head, TCS iON.
“We are delighted to enter into an agreement with TCS and be a part of the Digital India movement. Our plan ahead is to expand this initiative to the regular stream of education in addition to the distance education program,” said Andhra University vice chancellor G Nageswara Rao.

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Pankaj Mishra is a writer of FactorDaily.