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() has selected Student Management Cloud to manage its distance education programme. SMRU has become one of the early institutions outside the United States to implement this solution, said a statement from American technology firm.

Based in Lucknow, SRMU started with 22 students in 1999. Today, SRMU runs 9 institutes which offer undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in various disciplines. The ERP firm said that Oracle Student Management Cloud will help the university to engage with the existing student base through digital means and reach out to more students outside the university.

The implementation will facilitate collaboration between the students among themselves and with faculty online, on any device. The institute has already gone live with on Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to streamline its operations. The easy integration of both cloud solutions will help the institute to streamline processes and leverage data to operate as a connected intelligent business.

“Technology is the biggest tool to empower an environment of innovation, entrepreneurship, and experimentation in the academic blood of an institution. The advent of technologies like Virtual Reality is making an impact not only on the way education is being imparted to the students, and but also on how their performance is being assessed. By implementing new-age technology, we have been able to foster an environment of innovation in our university,” said Er. Pankaj Agarwal, Chancellor, SRMU.

Sathya Prasad Rai, Vice President, Applications, Oracle India, said, “Technology has become a vital force and a strategic asset for institutions who use it effectively. We are confident that Oracle will be able to prove itself as a trusted partner in SRMU’s journey to become a world class university, where technology will be leveraged as a strategic tool by students, teachers and administrators alike,” he added.

Oracle student management cloud provides a data analysis dashboard that helps in analysis and prepares reports which conform to University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. Looking at a future shaped by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and chatbots, Indian online education industry is expected to touch $1.96 billion by 2021. The cloud solution is poised to change the paradigm of how SRMU uses technology to enhance student experience while pursuing its academic endeavours, said Oracle.

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