DU to use AWS Cloud to enable adoption of Samarth eGov in HEIs

University of Delhi

University of Delhi (DU) is using AWS Cloud to enable the adoption of Samarth eGov — an open source automation e-governance platform across India’s universities and higher education institutions (HEIs). It aims to digitise 500 HEIs by next year.

The next phase of Samarth eGov’s adoption is expected to reach more than 500 HEIs by 2023. Samarth eGov has already been adopted by more than 200 universities and HEIs in India, including more than 40 central and state universities, and more than 100 colleges.

Samarth eGov is developed as an open-source, highly flexible, interconnected, secure, and scalable platform, delivered on a software-as-a-service model with a cloud-first approach on AWS, said Professor Sanjeev Singh, Joint Director, University of Delhi South Campus.

“It can address the diverse and evolving demands of universities and higher education institutions across India, irrespective of the state they belong to or the language they choose to interface with,” Singh further added.

Samarth eGov leverages AWS services to process more than 7.6 million student admission applications, handle more than 600,000 faculty and staff recruitment applications, and manage more than 7.5 million student records nationwide.

The suite provides universities and HEIs with an automation engine to migrate from paper-based and traditional third-party enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to a more reliable, secure, and scalable platform that standardises and automates digital processes and workflows.

Rahul Sharma, Regional Head, Public Sector AISPL, AWS India and South Asia said, “We congratulate the University of Delhi for embarking on and implementing Samarth eGov, a pioneering initiative in India’s higher education sector, and addressing common challenges faced by education institutions.”

With Samarth eGov, students could easily access basic information on courses, selection criteria, registration, admission, and fee payments online. The Cloud company said, “Education institutions can also enhance student outcomes by automating processes like managing teaching schedules and freeing up educators’ time to focus on teaching activities, such as providing personalised lessons based on students’ performance.”