SDAU came into existence after the quadruplicating of erstwhile GAU on 01 May 2004 with jurisdiction covering seven districts namely; Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Patan, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, and Kachchh. The main campus, Sardarkrushinagr located at the foothills of the ‘Aravalli’ mountain range is a green, serene, and picturesque place providing a perfect environment for education and research.
The SDAU enjoys a top reputation among the learning and farming community owing to its multidimensional contribution towards education, research, and extension in the field of agriculture and allied sciences. The SDAU is functional through nine colleges of agriculture and allied sciences, twenty-five research centers, seventeen extension centers including three ‘Krushi Vigyan Kendra’, and five diploma polytechnics.
SDAU – Grappling with Challenges
SDAU was facing typical issues hindering the day to day operation of the university academia
- Legacy ERP – Missing features or lack of support resulted in semi-automated and confusing operations
- Lack of support for PG students
SDAU approached KeenExperts with a set of challenges they were facing in the regular functioning and liaising at their institution.
- University and affiliated colleges were working in silos. There was no clear view of what was happening at the other end. All academic communication was being done manually.
- The result processing and declaration were very time-consuming and tiresome.
- University staff had to deal with custom formats used by different colleges.
In summation, the University and colleges were in dire need of digitization to process in sync to reduce the turnaround time, smooth operations, and for effective and clear communication.
How KeenExpert Helped
We proposed SARP (System for Academic Resource planning) to SDAU management as a digital solution for their needs. SARP is a state-of-the-art, breakthrough framework in the field of Education Management which transforms any educational institution into an automated cloud-based “Digital Campus.”
SARP is not only SHARP but highly flexible to adopt any educational environment system. It provides a simplified virtual working environment system for employees and students with specific credentials to access the system as per their pre-assigned privileges.
SARP easily manages the academic needs of the whole educational institution including Employees wise logins, Students portal, Examination, Results, Convocation, etc.
Through SARP, Students/Parents/Faculty members, etc. can digitally monitor the students’ progress throughout the academic life cycle from registration to results which can further be utilized to take an academic decision for improvement.
SARP has automated daily operations of SDAU right from registration to results declaration which resulted in better communication with considerably reduced time and efforts investment. Predefined and customizable report generation has made life easy for management and paved the way for fast decision-making.