Bengaluru: Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayan said that all universities should submit files using the E-Office software platform.
Despite prior instructions, a few colleges continued to physically send files even though the department had fully transformed to using the E-Office system to handle files, proposals, letters, and other paper-based communication.
“All colleges must switch to the E-Office system by March 1 and any files received physically after that date will be returned,” he added.
Narayan said that the use of the software platform increased transparency and the speed with which information was sent between universities and the department.
“If universities do not adapt to present-day work patterns, they will become irrelevant,” the Minister added.
He had also formed a committee and requested a report within two weeks on the implementation of the Unified University & College Management System (UUCMS), the National Academic Depository (NAD), and university digitisation, all of which are initiatives under the National Education Policy 2020.