Bhubaneswar (LocalWire) July 13: The Department of Higher Education in the state has decided to redevelop the portal for the civil service coaching scheme, which will have information about the programme apart from data on the number of students enrolled and their success rate among others to help students perform better.
The portal, which has been developed by the Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) will be part of the Student Academic Management System, an integrated portal run by the higher education department to conduct admission into Plus II, Plus III and different teacher education programmes in the state.
“The portal has already been developed and the classes for civil service coaching for the year has also commenced.
We want the new portal to be inclusive and informative for the students and also the officials so that we will be able to track the performance of all enrolled students,” officer in-charge of the performance tracking cell Mihir Das informed.
According to the plan, the portal will be developed in two phases.
As part of the first phase a dashboard has already been created to share information and details about the scheme, key datelines and the link for online application form.
The first phase also includes integration of SMS and email integration modules.
In the second phase, facilities for online payment will be made available besides a biometric based period-wise attendance module to track attendance of the students.
An online track record of the enrolled students will also be created to check on their success rates as well as that of the scheme.
“We have entered into an agreement with a private coaching institute for implementation of the civil services coaching.
The scheme needs to be popularised for the knowledge of the students for which the portal has been planned,” a Department of Higher Education official said.
The state Department of Higher Education has launched the government-sponsored civil service coaching in collaboration with Dhyeya Educational Service Pvt Ltd to implement the scheme in the state in March this year and 88 students have already enrolled in the coaching.
As part of the scheme, the state, through its private partner, will select at least 100 students from the undergraduate level each year and provide the civil service coaching.
The state will bear 75% fee for each student, while for those with annual income of less than Rs two lakh, the state will bear the entire coaching cost.