University of Kashmir Vice-Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad on Wednesday launched the Online Research Management System (ORMS) which aims to increase the efficiency of the university’s research operations and monitoring.
The RSMP, developed and designed by the Directorate of Information Technology and Support Systems, is an integrated portal providing an academic database of university researchers from their admission through to obtaining their doctorate.
Addressing the deans of various faculties on the occasion, Prof Talat said the university is harmonizing its research efforts to solve “local problems” relating to the environment and society, including pollution, impacts of climate change, Dal Lake conservation, heritage conservation, mental health and addiction. .
The university has already formed several committees and working groups to integrate the results of its research into policy making to develop solutions to help address these issues, he said.
The Vice-Chancellor reiterated that the National Education Policy-2020 emphasizes interdisciplinary research and that the university has prepared to meet the challenges and is ready to collaborate more with academic and research institutions of foreground across the country and abroad.
“Based on our references, we were ranked 48e in the NIRF ranking. This does not mean that we will become complacent. It is important that we focus more and more on quality education and cutting edge research where we continue to get good support from various funding bodies, ”he said.
Prof Talat said that besides science, the university gives equal attention and attention to research in social sciences, humanities and arts so that the research results help us to solve various social issues across the J&K UT.
“I urge academics in the faculties of social, human and artistic sciences to work harder to get more research projects,” he said, saying the university is also focusing on innovation and incubation and tries to create high-end facilities and infrastructures for interdisciplinarity. and collaborative research under one roof.
Research Dean Prof Shakil A Romshoo said ORMS, comprising various modules, will bring efficiency to academic research (PhD) at the university and automate all manual processes from admissions through to upon obtaining a doctorate. He said ORMS would facilitate many heretofore tedious processes such as maintaining DRC records, granting doctoral enrollment extensions, academic authorization, issuing MSP certificate , attribution notification, etc.
In addition, the system would serve as an up-to-date database of doctorates and related information often required for submission to the NAAC, NIRF and other university ranking and assessment platforms, he said. declared.
He said the online system would be accessible to students, heads of departments, deans of various schools, the controller of exams and the dean of research for entry, update, decision-making and issuance. certificates.
Dean of Academic Affairs Professor Shabir A Bhat said ORMS will streamline the university’s research processes.
“This system will gradually evolve into a single database system for students after its integration with other academic and management systems launched in the university for the benefit of students and faculty,” he said. declared.
Head of IT&SS, Dr Maroof Naeem Qadri, provided a demonstration of the ORMS, presenting the content of each of its five modules and their usefulness.