One of the first universities in India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is undertaking an e-Governance project to digitalise all the processes and procedures related to administration and admission. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The project is partly funded by the UGC and about Rs 90 lakh has been set aside for this project. This e-Governance focused project is aimed at improving the productivity, adaptability and overall effectiveness of the university. JNU is looking for a software that is fully integrated, user-friendly, reliable, rugged, customisable, modular, data-secured, upgradeable and web-based. Chennai-based Accel Icim Frontline Limited has been engaged to develop the software-based solution and applications to suit the specific administrative and academic needs of JNU. Through the e-Governance project the university is looking forward to connecting all its departments relevant to the university's functioning like accounts, finance, security, sanitation, maintenance etc. While Accel is going to provide the applications, Wipro has been appointed as the consultants. The contract with Accel, also includes a two-year maintenance warranty and then a three-year maintenance contract. As part of this project, the company will also train JNU officials to ensure optimum usage of the technology on a long-term basis.