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It has been set up at the cost of Rs. 7.5 crore

“It will enable the university to integrate through a computer network all educational and administrative functions”

VELLORE: The VIT University has introduced the Oracle PeopleSoft ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software facility at a cost of Rs.7.5 crore.

According to G. Viswanathan, Chancellor of VIT University, the facility would enable the university to integrate through a computer network all the educational and administrative functions in the university to bring about a paperless administration. Such a facility is available in 700 leading educational institutions in the world.

This facility would be of benefit to the 13,000 students, the faculty and employees of the VIT.

It would facilitate speedier and foolproof exchange of information among the various departments and offices within the university, and ensure transparency in the works undertaken by these departments.

While Oracle has developed the software, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) would be implementing the facility in the VIT, and all the core modules would be running on IBM servers.

The Chancellor said that the new software facility would help improve the administration of the university through the coordination of all functions such as student admissions, creation and maintenance of student records, the educational timetable, marks, training, placement, maintenance of employees’ records and financial management.

Former Governor Bhishma Narain Singh would dedicate the facility at a function to be held on the VIT campus at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

He would also inaugurate the Rs.26-crore Dr. Ida Scudder Block, the new women’s hostel built on the VIT campus, and named after the founder of the 108-year-old Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore.

Suranjan Bhattacharji, Director, CMC Hospital, Seshagiri Anegondi, General Manager-Sales, Oracle India Private Limited, V. Narendra, Delivery Center Head, TCS and Sidhartha Bahadur, Country Sales Manager-pSeries IBM would participate.