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Narendra Kumar

Narendra Kumar
Director, Orion India Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Orion Group, an education technology providing company, has been offering customised solutions to some of the top education boards and universities to make their operations smooth, says Narendra Kumar, Director, Orion India Systems Private Limited, in an interaction with Elets News Network (ENN)

What are the education initiatives from Orion group?

Orion has been serving the education sector by providing out-of-the-box and custom technology solutions that offer education boards and universities a fresh look at business process automation. Orion has filed patent for two of its major inventions, usage of which brings enormous benefits to the education sector. They are:

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  • Orion Bundle Management Solution (BMS)
  • Orion Live Ink Character Recognition Solution (OLICR)

Orion solutions are built after considering the key challenges that higher education faces today

The two solutions support the development of effective processes at below mentioned prestigious educational bodies, right from affiliations or student enrolment to examination and evaluation:

CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination):

Orion has automated end-to-end operations of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), one of the premier education boards in India. CISCE takes care of more than 3,000 schools under its umbrella and caters to the needs of education for lakhs of students. Key functionalities of our solution deployed at CISCE encompass Digitisation, Affiliation, Registration, Examination, Dispatch Management, Online Verification and Issuance of Duplicate Documents.

ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology):

ICT, Mumbai was established initially as the Department of Chemical Technology and gradually became one of the most important deemed universities in the country. Orion has taken care of the automation of most important functionalities, such as Attendance Management, Timetable Management, Library Management, etc., for the Institute and has been widely appreciated by the users.

Orion provides an ERP solution called CAREEVS to the education boards and universities for facilitating their end-to-end operations. It encompass several modules that automate most of the back-office and front-desk operations of school boards and universities by connecting people, processes and systems on a single platform.

CAREEVS facilitates schools or colleges to manage affiliations, candidate registrations and confirmations, examination management, evaluation management, verification and enquiry management, document receipt and dispatch management, DILO Dashboards for different stake-holders and a wide spectrum of user-friendly drill-down reports. Major beneficiaries of this innovative business solution are the school boards and universities.

How do these benefit the higher education institutions and examination regulating authorities?

The solutions are built after considering the key challenges higher education institutions face today. The solution:

  • Smoothens the process of conducting examinations, registration and affiliations.
  • Provides seamless connectivity between affiliated institutions
  • Keeps information redundancy to the minimal
  • Offers one window for complete information
  • Brings transparency in the entire operation
  • Reduces the risk of malpractices
  • Expedites result publication
  • Ensures effective monitoring and control through audit trail

How do you see the learnings from across the globe becoming applicable to the MENA region in terms of education?

Orion’s CAREEVS solution provides an impetus for the success of education across the world. There are majorly three important challenges faced by the education domain today:

  • Outdated and legacy technology processes
  • Resistance to embrace new technologies
  • Inflexible budget for automation

Orion provides an ERP solution called CAREEVS to the education boards and universities for their end-to- end operations. It encompasses several modules that automate most of the back- office and front- desk operations of school boards and universities by connecting people, processes and systems on a single platform

Orion CAREEVS addresses all the above three challenges and assists to make the educational board or universities state-of-the-art in their stream.The MENA region faces shortage of skills in HR, IT, Finance, Marketing and Sales. CAREEVS solution alleviates some of these challenges by way of automation and simplification of business processes. The solution provides true and real value addition in terms of increasing the time for teaching as well as knowledge assimilation and reducing the time in non-productive processes imposed by legacy school technologies. The solution has the potential to completely eliminate all paper transactions and bridge the unfilled gaps existing due to lack of alternatives to human dependency. This helps educators focus on strategic business growth rather that operational and administrative issues, thus, enabling better business outcomes.

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