VTU students design app for higher education dept

VTU students design app for higher education dept

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“Karnataka will be the first state to have this service in India. The main aim of the app is to connect with all the stakeholders, from students to the faculty to the parents,
from administration to officials, who come under the higher education department. There is no investment for this app from the government. This is absolutely free of charge,” Higher Education Minister G T Deve Gowda told this newspaper.

Minister’s suggestions

Gowda has suggested some changes in the app and the students are working on it.

“This app will also help in bridging the gap between the department and students. The issues or concerns regarding the functioning of the department or institutions can be freely raised on the platform, which will also reach the minister in no time.

“Suggestions will be welcome and this will be upgraded at different intervals of the academic year,” a senior Higher Education official said.

Students unnamed

Refusing to disclose the identity of the students, who are working on the project, he said, “This is too early to disclose their identity. This is the brainchild of four Computer Science students. Once the app is launched, the students will get a reward from the department for their contribution. This also helps in branding higher education in Karnataka, which is the hub for education in the country,” he added.

On behalf of the higher education department and its affiliated universities, the app users will receive nearly 200 short news item per day.