All Affiliated colleges and Autonomous colleges will need something like very important software for managing their accreditations.
So there is an argument saying that we can manage in Excel sheets we have managed in the past we can do this, this I think is a fad because if you can manage something like such complex things on Excel sheets then you can also manage the banks on an Excel sheet, you can have your financial statement, cash flow and balance sheets can come in the Excel sheet only then why would we need software?
Software not only enables technology and goes through the process in a proper way but also provides you with help wherever you falter.
So the most important thing that I think is in terms of technology is making sure that the administrative process is getting better, better in terms of quality, reachability, integrity and combined workforce, decentralized workforce and work as a single unit.
The most important thing that an accreditation involves is making sure that all the people are involved in constant upgradation, continuous integration, and continuous improvement.
The CI activity needs to happen and everybody in the organization whether it is a university or a college needs to be involved and then quality just doesn’t come in days basically when you are doing NAAC or NBA or OBE.
The most important things come out when you are really seeking quality improvement in all of these areas, just not in student corporation, teaching-learning but in everything in your leadership, in your infrastructure, your green initiatives, your curriculum designs, and everything that needs to come and that is what is all about quality and when you are managing education institutions it is not just about the end result in it’s about the journey.
Quality is about the journey and if you don’t understand, Quality is about the journey then the destination will not be having provided you with good grades.
So the most important thing is to increase the quality of your organization and these accreditation bodies are there here to measure it, what can be measured can improve and that is where software technologies help you to grow in terms of where you can minimize those efforts of administrative activities, do more research, provide more primary research and as Kramah we have been very vocal to kind of help professors, lecturers, deans, college honors and stalwarts of education to minimize their admin activities and move forward where India needs, global needs and global needs for research are met and that’s where each one of you is very important to make sure that your contribution is there for your institution and for India.
Thank you so much, I hope this has given you an insight into why technology is important.