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JEE Main 2019: How does NTA secure the exam?

TCS-iON and NTA share inputs on how they have prepared to conduct the JEE Main exam – one of the biggest exam in engineering and the real test of the NTA (Source: NTA website)

TCS-iON and NTA share inputs on how they have prepared to conduct the JEE Main exam – one of the biggest exam in engineering and the real test of the NTA. From question paper setting, anti-cheating mechanism to automated evaluation, all that goes in the background of JEE Mains and other exams

JEE Main 2019: ‘Here is tomorrow’s question paper,’ any such claims are false as it is impossible to leak the exam set by the CBT system, claims Venguswamy Ramaswamy, global head, TCS iON. One of the biggest and most anticipated competitive exams in India, Joint Entrance Exam Main starts from January 8 and will be conducted by the newly constituted National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time in computer-based testing (CBT) format.

Among the latest developments, the NTA has issued a special advisory for the frisking staff asking them to be more sensitive. “We have asked the frisking staff to be more sensitive, especially towards the female candidates,” NTA DG, Vineet Joshi told indianexpress.com.

Keeping in mind the UGC-NET controversies where two female students were not allowed to appear for the exam as they refused to remove their hijab, NTA has not issued any dress code. The dress code held importance considering this was the first time the exam was being conducted in the winters. Also, earlier there were reports that women were not allowed to wear ‘under-wired bras’ because of their metal content but Joshi clearly informed that no dress code is needed and the NTA has secured the centres well. Here is how the NTA and its partner will secure the JEE.

Firstly, what is CBT? According to the TCS-iON, the digital assessment wing of TCS, who will be conducting the exam has informed indianexpress.com. “In the CBT or computer-based testing format, the exam is conducted on a computer but not online. The question paper in an encrypted format reaches every exam centre and is decrypted only when the first ever candidate clicks the question paper. Which ensures that no one except the student has seen the final questions.” The CBT exam can also be called LAN-based exam.

How is question paper encrypted?: “A CBT exam is set online with help of a computer. Once the final question paper is decided, the answer keys and question papers are saved separately and encrypted in such a sophisticated manner that it would take more than one year for powerful computers to decrypt it,” informed Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON.

How is a question paper set? The question paper setters create their respective question papers following the guidelines are given by the NTA. Each one of them submits respective question paper along with the answer key to the agency. The answers also have supportive source/books substantiating the same which could be used later. “All the questions are tagged with difficulty-level, subject and question’s author tag. Now based on directives by person(s) the computer will pick chose the questions. This system can be done completely automatically and also a person or group of persons can oversee based on the number of questions from certain chapter and number of questions from certain difficulty or time level,” informed Ramaswamy.

Talking to indianexpress.com, the NTA director general (DG), Vineet Joshi had informed, “A number of question paper setters are involved and the questions are selected by a psychometric test.”

He added, “If a question which is meant to be difficult for an average student is considered easy by many, then there is something wrong with the question. The psychometric test will eliminate all these anomalies.”

Once a question paper is set, it is encrypted there and then and is decrypted only when an authorised user attempts the exam at an allowed time.

How is the exam conducted? During the exam, every student biometrics and pictures are collected. According to NTA, a student will be able to mark attendance only by submitting a passport size picture (most recent), putting left thumb imprint and giving a signature on the sheet. This personal data is collected to eliminate any sort of disguised entry. The live-feed of cameras installed in the exam hall is given to city centres who are further monitored by state observers. NTA also broadcasts live feed from each exam centre in its headquarter where vigilantes observe every moment. The HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar had witnessed the live feed during the third day of the UGC-NET exam.

During the exam, informed Ramaswamy, the computers are programmed to read cheating patterns such as too fast answering, too slow answering, two students taking similar time for answers or similar answers etc. Over 20+ cheating patterns have been recognised and the algorithm keeps on learning more.

Each time a cheating pattern is observed, an alert is sent to the exam observers. Additionally, the NTA has installed two invigilators per 30 students in the exam hall along with CCTV cameras.

How are seats allotted?: The exam centres, computers etc all are allotted through a randomised formula. The NTA informed that candidates are not allowed to choose their shifts or timings however they can send their top five centre option based on which a randomised selection process grants them the seat.

During the exam, the computer understands the IP addresses of the students and not only are the questions in their exams jumbled but also the number or placement of the answers. If the answer to Q1 is B in Ram’s exam then Ali might get the same question at the nth position and the right option can be placed at D option if he gets the same question at all.

How is exam evaluated?: As the exam gets over, all the answer sheets get collected to a common place all of which is encrypted and secured under ‘highly sophisticated’ servers. The computer matched the answer keys with the corresponding questions and the result and answer key is created which can be announced accordingly.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/education/this-is-how-nta-is-going-to-secure-the-jee-main-exam-5527458/

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ITC, Tatas, others tapped for J&K’s first investors summit

Government also plans to bring in investors from Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore.
By Vasudha Venugopal

New Delhi : To promote Jammu & Kashmir as an attractive destination for investments, the state department of Industry and commerce has reached out to several corporates including ITC, Tata Group, Suzlon Energy, Mahindra Agrotech, UltraTech Cement, and Radisson Hotels to participate in its first Investors Summit likely to be held in October-November, top officials said.

Prodded by the Centre, the department, along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is also planning roadshows and interactions with officials and investors from countries of the Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore to attract investments into Jammu and Kashmir, the officials told ET.

On Monday, the Narendra Modi led government in a historic decision revoked Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with home minister Amit Shah blaming the special provisions for lack of investments and growth in the state.

J&K officials said they have requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and five senior Union ministers to take part in the summit that will be held in two parts, first in Srinagar and then in Jammu.

J&K officials said they have requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and five senior Union ministers to take part in the summit that will be held in two parts, first in Srinagar and then in Jammu.

Consultancy firm Ernst & Young has helped the officials identify areas of potential investment as well as key challenges such as land laws, poor transport, and delay in clearances that might affect the business environment.

Apart from tourism and hospitality, which are the major focus, they have identified pharmaceuticals, food processing, healthcare, education and manufacturing as likely focus areas for Jammu, and healthcare, dairy, renewable energy, handicrafts and horticulture for Kashmir, officials said.
J&K industry and commerce secretary Navin Kumar Choudhary said the department was in touch with all major corporate groups that are relevant to the new union territory’s demography and all details will be firmed up in about a week. “We have reached out to all major and medium level players,” he said. “Due to the geography we are more keen on medium and small-scale industries than big companies.”

CII northern region chairman Sameer Gupta said sectors such as IT, auto, wellness and medical tourism will open up soon. “Ladakh is the most suited for firms in solar power because of its radiation levels, so we are also targeting the power sector,” he said. “The area of Anantnag and Baramulla is well known for cement and other raw materials. We will also showcase case studies of medium and small industries that are operating successfully in J&K. J&K has the advantage of low cost of power, availability of water and low-cost labour, which can attract investors.”

Venguswamy Ramaswamy, global head of TCS iON, a Tata Consultancy Services unit focused on education, said the company in the last few months had looked at various aspects of investment potential in both Jammu and Kashmir, after visits and interactions with local industrialists.“We have already pointed out challenges such as lack of proper rail and road connectivity, and how the environment could be made more congenial to investors,” he told ET. “At TCS, we have already conveyed our intent to have more examinations in J&K for students so that they don’t have to go out to qualify for jobs.”

Confirming ITC’s participation in the summit, a company spokesperson said, “Given ITC’s growing presence across agriculture, manufacturing and services, we evaluate opportunities in different states from time to time. The proposed investors summit will provide an opportunity to examine the prospects and potential in Jammu and Kashmir.”

Officials at the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said the tentative dates for the summit is October 12-14, but said they are waiting for the dates to be firmed up before making final plans.

Local Kashmiri Industry associations, however, have asked for the summit to be postponed till the political situation settles in. They have also raised issues of non-availability of land for industrial development, delays in clearances, lack of power subsidy for the tourism sector, poor implementation of crop insurance schemes, rehabilitation of areas affected in floods, and decongestion in Srinagar that need to be addressed.

Rakesh Gupta of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry told ET that the system of approval of clearances and corruption that prevents startups from taking off in Jammu & Kashmir had to be checked. “They have to first make it easier for existing and aspiring businessmen here,” he said. “It will be better if the summit happens after the land laws and other changes after the removal of article 360 and 35A are in place.”

Lalit Mahajan, president at Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA), said the investors summit should listen to local voices, and ancillary units need to be promoted in J&K. “There is good potential for sugar mills around the Lakhanpur border and for growing aloevera in many dry places here but for that local businessmen need mentoring and encouragement.”

Source : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/itc-tatas-others-tapped-for-jks-first-investors-summit/articleshow/70562327.cms

Learning for the Netflix generation

TCS iON’s digital solutions are transforming the education ecosystem in India

Do you remember the days of roaming charges on mobile phones? Or the days when it took an entire day to download a song? Or when entertainment meant waiting the entire week to watch Mahabharat on Doordarshan channel on Sunday mornings? This is not about taking a trip down memory lane. This is about underscoring the progress that every facet of our life has made in the digital era. From GSM to 4G, from kirana (brick-and-mortar) stores to Amazon and Flipkart, from Doordarshan to Netflix, every aspect of our lives has undergone a sea of innovation. We believe, however, that the education sector is trailing behind, and we must upgrade our education system.

The generation of learners today is very different. They have a short attention span, but they have the ability to handle five devices simultaneously. They can dig out information at the click of a button, and thus information is not really for us to provide. What we can provide, though, is an enhanced learning experience. The age-old system of a professor delivering lectures to a class of students just does not work anymore! And that is where TCS iON identified a huge opportunity.

In the last few years, TCS iON has launched several cloud-based solutions for the education sector. New digital education concepts such as mass personalisation, data-driven learning, immersive learning and superior learner experience, all have the potential to disrupt the education industry. And to that effect, TCS iON has devised a three-pronged approach.

REJIG EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

A structured, well-planned learning experience stems from the education administration. It is therefore imperative that we streamline this first. The numerous processes of admission, grading, promotion, hostel, library, student affairs, transportation, staff management, etc are still being dealt with manually in most institutions.

TCS iON’s Digital Campus solution is focused on reimagining the processes linking the students, teachers and administrators in the education ecosystem. This makes campus administration more straightforward and less time-consuming. This ensures that teachers and professors are more involved in developing the right learning culture. The solution also redefines students’ experience in interacting with the campus and administration.

REIMAGINE LEARNING

Learning experience is integral to the education ecosystem. TCS iON aims to provide the learner with a superior learning experience through data-driven analytics and personalised learning solutions. Towards this, we decided to flip the prevalent pedagogy. Instead of forcing a blanket-learning system on all kinds of learners, we decided to identify the learners’ interest areas, their strengths and their pain-points and address them through a personalised learning solution that is specific to individual interests and needs.

To bring about this change, we did three things. First, we consciously shifted focus from ‘management of learning’ to ‘management of the experience of learning’. We focused on providing a set of capabilities — learn with peers, access to social features — to assess learners’ preparedness and make learning an enjoyable experience. Today, we are moving into providing learning content that is more engaging, interactive, gamified and even hands-on.

The second step was to curate relevant and high-quality content and build a completely digital, self-sufficient content market place, accessible anytime, anywhere.
Lastly, we built a set of learning services, under the brand of ‘Life Long Learning’, to provide learners the opportunity to explore curated content in multiple modes.

RESHAPE ASSESSMENT

At TCS iON, we realised early the need to reimagine the traditional assessment system. We successfully brought about a paradigm shift in this sector by replacing the pen-and-paper format with a digital solution. The key advantage of digital assessments is increased transparency and a systematic process, which is secure and scalable. Password protection, individual access control and advanced encryption and decryption ensure increased credibility and prevent paper leakage. It eliminates the logistics of physically transporting and storing question papers and answer sheets, as well as saves evaluators’ time travelling to evaluation centres. Distribution of hall tickets has been digitised and biometric verification ensures that there is no impersonation.

Although a lot remains to be done in the education sector, TCS iON digital offers several platform-based learning solutions that understand the needs of today’s learners and facilitate overall development and progress in the education ecosystem.

Author – Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON

Source – https://tatareview.tataworld.com

DIMENSiON June 2019 | Business Process Education

TCS iON Digital Campus

Run multiple batches within the same academic year is now easier

Feature: Introducing Shift Concept in Academic Batch Creation

Description: Introducing a new field Shift in Academic Batch. Earlier there was a restriction in the System to create multiple batches for one “Academic Year-Site-Program”. Now, you can create more than one batch for a combination of Academic Year-Site-Program using the Shift field.

These Batches are created as Academic Year-Site-Program-Shift 1, Academic Year-Site-Program-Shift 2, Academic Year-Site-Program-Shift 3 and so on as per the requirement. The Shift field is available at the Program Master where you can define number of shifts as per the number of batches are required to create for Academic Year-Site-Program.The Shift field is a multi-select drop down at the Program screen. By default, No Shift is pre-selected at the Program Master.The Shift field is present in Generate Batch screen and Manage Batch screen as well.

Key benefits:

Granularity/Scope of a Batch has changed to Academic Year-Program-Site-Shift.Run multiple Batches within the same Academic Year with no system constraint.

Simpler way to create program in bulk

Feature: Introducing Program Creation in bulk from Award screen

Description: Now, you can create program in bulk from Award screen using a newly added functionality. The Award creation screen contains all required fields for program creation.

A button Create Program in Bulk is provided to generate programs with just Program names to be entered and add more programs as well by simply using Add Row button.Edit Program level information through Program Update Template.Update Program Semester level information through Program Semester Update Template.

Key benefits:

Program creation is not a separate action anymore.Create programs in bulk from the Award screen at once.

TCS iON Digital Marking

Maintaining the consistency and quality of marker’s performance

Feature: Percentage configuration to select answer scripts of individual markers for review is configurable

Description: Now, you can select specified percentage of submitted answer scripts by each marker for review on daily basis. These answer scripts appear highlighted in the reviewer’s console.

Key benefits: Ensures all markers’ performance are monitored with consistency and quality across the marking.

TCS iON URLS

Quick access to share short links on social media

Feature: Introducing Social Media Integration in TCS iON URLS.

Description: In this release, TCS iON URLS provides Social Media sharing capability. With this feature, you can share links across platforms for marketing and social networking.

Key benefits: Quick access to share short links on social media.

Highlights of the month –

Feature: Introducing Course Batch Creation in Bulk by using Exam Session

Description: Introducing a new use case for Course Batch Creation with integration between iON Digital Campus (Exam and Grading) and iON Digital Learning.

Now, you can create Course Batches through Digital Campus based on the defined Capture Type (Group Wise, Class Wise or Batch Session Wise).

Key benefits: Create Course Batches in Bulk for a Group, Class or Batch Session.Students can be enrolled to the corresponding Course Batches as per the Enrollment present in TCS iON Digital Campus.

Feature: Introducing Academic Template Creation in Bulk from Start Academic Year screen.

Description: A new radio button “Bulk Academic Template Creation” is added under Start Academic Year screen. With the help of this, you can search template or generate templates in bulk from Start an Academic Year screen by selecting Academic Year, Award, Program, Shift and Academic Template created as Yes or No.

Key benefits: Create academic templates in bulk from the Start an Academic Year screen, at once.In Search listing of Academic Template, you can view the records in the combination of Award, Program, Study Group, Regulation Master, Academic Template code and Template Creation Status.

Feature: Introducing option to add Subject post Approval at Curriculum Definition

Description: Earlier, in system, at Curriculum Definition, once the configuration was approved using Is Approved check box present in Other Configuration Mapping screen, the Subject and Exam configuration were non-editable further and Subject could not be added to respective configuration.

Now, you can add Subject post approval.

Note: Single subject addition is allowed at a time.

Key benefits:Granularity/Scope of Addition of subject is allowed after approval as well.Sync subject to Academic Template as well.

Feature: Introducing a new Dashboard to Verify Exam Configuration

Description: A new dashboard is provided to verify Exam and Grading Configuration, where you can verify the configuration at the below mentioned level.

Award Level.Award Session Level.Award Session Exam Type Setting.Program Level.Program Session Level.Report Card Configuration.

Note: This dashboard is used for internal verification only.

Key benefits: Verified configuration at all Award, Program and Report Card level at once.

Feature: Introducing Automatic Exam Scheduling

Description: A new feature Automatic Exam Scheduling is added. With this feature, you can generate exam schedule automatically based on set configuration.

Now, the system reads basic configuration such as date range for exam, applicable shifts, common subjects, applicable rooms for defined scope of Exam Session and so on.

Key benefits: Proper Optimization of Resources.Reduces Manual Effort for entering data for Subject and Student Site.Reduces occurrences of errors while creating manual exam schedule such as Multiple Exam for a student on same Date and Shift.

Feature: Introducing a new screen Resolve Capture Score Discrepancies.

Description: A new screen Resolving Capture Discrepancies Cases is added to resolve the Capture Score discrepancies.

Here, you can resolve discrepancies for two types of records:

  • Already Captured in Capture Score.
  • Duplicate Records in Raw Capture Score.
  • Key benefits:
    • Resolve discrepancy record from Resolving Capture Discrepancies Cases screen.Reduces the error occurrence by displaying applicable records at a time to resolve the discrepancies.

Feature: Question to audio response mapping

Description: Now, you can tag question to response. With this feature, the marker can navigate to a particular response by clicking on the corresponding question.

Key benefits: Ensures that the marker marks audio response correctly and eliminates scope for any confusion

Feature: Marker to mark a particular question’s response as missing in case of unavailability of the audio file.

Description: Now, the marker can set the flag as Audio file missing for the questions with no responses, by clicking on a checkbox that appears on selecting that question

Key benefits: The flag appears highlighted in the reports generated post result processing which helps to identify the missing responses, conveniently.

TCS iON partners with AICTE to build students’ soft skills

According to research by the company there is a gap in students’ competencies when it comes to career skills.

TCS iON collaborates with AICTE. (Left to Right) : Preet Gupta, National Head, Strategic Account TCS iON; Krishnan CA, Business Unit Head – TCS iON; Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head – TCS iON;Dr Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE; Prof Alok Prakash Mittal, Member Secretary – AICTE; Prof M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman – AICTE

MUMBAI: TCS iON, a business unit of TCS and All lndia Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced a collaboration to provide students with a digital learning course to equip them with career skills.

TCS is one of the largest recruiters of engineering graduates in the country. According to research by the company there is a gap in students’ competencies when it comes to career skills. “Many students miss out on job opportunities despite their strong academic performance because of the lack of basic soft skills such as effective communication and interpersonal skills,” according to the company.

TCS iON has curated a free, 20 hour-long career skills course that will cover topics such as corporate etiquette, effective email writing, impactful presentations, lT awareness etc to address this.

Commenting on the partnership with AICTE, Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, “We run one of the largest recruitment platforms in the world. Candidate data from the past few years has given us deep insights into the gaps in students’ competencies. As a responsible recruiter in the country, we would like to participate along with the educational institutions in helping students develop better career skills. We are delighted to collaborate with AICTE in this national effort.”

The course will be available to students free of charge throughout the duration of their degree course and can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Dr Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said, “We have collaborated with TCS iON to empower the students with career skills to help them stand out in the competitive hiring scenario. The unique course provided by TCS iON will help improve placement opportunities for our institutions, thereby initiating a strong start to the professional careers of the students. The guidance provided by TCS iON will prepare students for their professional endeavors and help cultivate a highly qualified, competent, and proficient workforce.”

To know more, Visit : https://learning.tcsionhub.in/courses/career-skills/

Source : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/tcs-ion-partners-with-aicte-to-build-students-soft-skills/articleshow/70160953.cms?from=mdr

DIMENSiON May 2019 | Business Process Education

TCS iON Digital Campus

Minimal manual process of enrollment

  • Feature: Introducing Suggestive Enrollment
  • Description: A new functionality Suggestive Enrollment is added. It enables the system to identify intelligently the subjects, which a student(s) can enroll for at the time of exam enrollment. Here, the suggestion of Subject(s) is based on the rule configured for various types of enrollment such as Backlog, Improvement and so on.
  • Key benefits:
  • Automatically identifies Subjects as per configured rule.
  • Minimal manual process of enrollment.
  • One time setup.

Generate the class wise report card is now easier

  • Feature: Introducing Class wise Report Card Generation and Download
  • Description: A flag is added in the Default Configuration screen. With this flag, you can generate and download class wise report cards. This flag in the configuration, takes input from the customer to generate the class wise report card for the organisation.

Additionally, the hierarchy or the path created to place the generated file includes the class field as well during the report card generation.

Once you download the report cards, the report cards of a particular class is placed in a folder for Class as well.

  • Key benefits:
  • Generate Class wise report card.
  • Class specific folders is available while downloading the report cards.

Visitor Management BizApp

Visitor section headers made configurable

  • Feature: Introducing enhanced Visitor Search feature.
  • Description: The enhancements in the Visitor Search is introduced in the Manage Visitorscreen. With this enhancement, you can change the Visitor and Visitee header in the Settings Configuration screen.
  • Key benefits:
    • Search Visitors based on the first name, visitor mobile number and Visitor Last name.
    • Configure headers of the visitors section.

SCRM Bizapp

Easy information recall for counselor search

  • Feature: Introducing a resolution to the Counsellor Logout issue, a new field City in the Enquiry Form, Reports in Reports and Communication, changed counsellor search flow.
  • Description:
  • Now, the counsellor follow up details are available in the Lead Search screen.
  • Earlier, sometimes the Counsellor got logged out while attempting to open the Lead Search screen. Now, this issue is resolved.
  • A new field name CITY is added in the CRM Enquiry Form.
  • Now, the reports are available in the RnC Module.
  • Key benefits:
    • Search Visitors based on the first name, visitor mobile number and Visitor Last name.Configure headers of the visitors and visitee section.

Payroll

Retirement Benefits Increased with New PF Policy

  • Feature: Introducing modifications in Provident Fund rules in accordance to Hon. Supreme Court ruling – ‘PF Amendment-2019’
  • Description: On 28th February 2019, the Honourable Supreme Court of India has declared that allowances paid by the employer to the employees must also be included in the scope of basic wages for Provident Fund (PF) calculations.

To activate this feature, User must select ‘Amendment-2019’ option of field ‘Deduct PF on’ in Employee Financial Details screen.

In TCS iON Payroll solution, the PF is now calculated based on the following rules:

  • If the previously considered basic wage is more than INR 15,000, then the sum of Basic and DA is considered as the basic wage on which the PF is calculated (12%). In other words, the PF contribution remains the same.
    • If the previously considered basic wage is less than INR 15,000 but the gross salary is more than INR 15,000, then the PF is calculated on the statutory limit, which is INR 15,000.
    • If the previously considered basic wage is less than INR 15,000 and the gross salary is also less than INR 15,000, then the PF is calculated on the gross salary.
  • Key benefits: For an employee, with salary less than INR 15,000, the contribution to PF is increased, reducing the net take home salary and increasing the accumulation of funds after retirement.

TCS iON Digital Learning

Enablers can create short URLs for easy sharing

  • Feature: Introducing short URL feature for enablers
  • Description: Now, you can create short URL for enablers, in iDL. Provisioning for URL shortening is required at back-end after contract is established with the organisation. Post provisioning, the short URL configuration is visible to all users in Enabler Creation screen. Once you select this configuration, the permalink of that enabler is created as short URL. Short URL creation of each enabler is cost effective and depends on the purchase package as per the contract.
  • Key benefits: Compact and easy to share the Enabler URL.

Highlights of the month

  • Feature: Configuration for notifications icon display in top panel
  • Description: Earlier, the notification icon was visible to all the users of organization and hence the real time fetching of all notifications was making solution performance slower. Now, a configuration introduced for the organisation admin enables the admin to set the configuration to show/hide the notifications icon display in top panel. You can always access these notifications in mail inbox. By default, this configuration is set as No and the notifications icon does not appear in top panel until the organisation admin enables it.
  • Key benefits: Enhances the performance of Solution.

  • Feature: Adjust the playback speed in video player
  • Description: Earlier, you could not change the video playing speed. With this feature, you can control the video running speed in both video player: HTML Player and JW player.
  • Key benefits: Adjustable Video playback speed

  • Feature: Introducing Report type wise Report Card Generation and Download
  • Description: Now, you can generate and download the report cards, Report type wise. For example, for Regular and Backlog exams if, the customer uses different report card formats, then the same configuration is set. Based on the report type configuration set, while generating the report cards, a drop down appears, from which you can select if the report cards are required to be generated for the Regular students, backlog students or for both. With these selected value and configuration, you can generate the report cards for the applicable students only.

Similarly, while downloading report cards, you can select the report type and download the relevant report cards only.

  • Key benefits:
  • Configure and generate separate report cards for Regular.
  • Download the Backlog exams for an Award, Semester Report cards specifically for Regular or Backlog students, separately.
  • Feature: Introducing Role based authorization in Report Card screens
  • Description:
  • Role based authorization is provided to generate and download the report cards in new approach.
  • Role field added as mandatory filter in both the screens.
  • Role populates based on the distinct roles present for the logged in user id in User to Role Mapping template.
  • Filtered out other filters such as Site, Award, and Program based on selected role.
  • Key benefits:
  • Only authorized users can generate the report cards
  • Download report cards for the authorized Site, Award and Programs.
  • Feature: Introduction to Customized Folder Structure For Report Card Download
  • Description:
  • A new subtab in Configure Default Setup screen is provided. Here, you can define the required folder structure while downloading report cards in new approach. You can also select the entities required in the folder structure.
  • While downloading the report cards, folders are created for the selected entities and in the defined sequence of hierarchy.
  • This is a big change in download functionality and will require thorough testing before prod movement.
  • Key benefits:
  • Download report cards in bulk in the defined folder hierarchy and structure.
  • Excluded unwanted folder levels, if not required.
  • Feature: Introducing enhanced Period wise Attendance New UI
  • Description: Now, the enhanced Period Wise UI has interactive user interface. With this enhancement, you can easily switch between Semester, Month & week view of attendance.  Additionally, the overall percentage displays along with an option to toggle between different semesters.
  • Key benefits:
  • Mobile compliant UI
  • View month wise attendance data of each subject.
  • Switch easily between Semesters, Month & Week view.
  • Feature: Introducing configurable action items on Affiliation Approve Request screen against each request.
  • Description: Now, you can configure the action items on Affiliation Approve Request screen against each request. With this enhancement, once all forms corresponding to a request are complete and verified by admin and visitors then the admin can take the necessary actions accordingly.
  • Key Benefits: Customize actions and the order for the same against each request.
  • Feature: Introducing the Placement Bizapp with the following features:
    • Organization Configuration
    • Manage Roles
    • Course/Academic Masters
    •  Manage Company
    • Placement Drive
    •  Eligibility Rule
    • Company Event Set-up
    • Students
    • Manage Placement Request
    • Manage User Request
    • Notification Master
    • Student Dashboard
    • Company Dashboard
  • Description: Now, you can view organisation details and create new user. It includes
    • new role creation
    • Role to tab mapping
    • Course and academic details creation
    • Company Creation
    • Placement drive creation
    • Eligibility rule creation for a company
    • Company to drive mapping and event creation for a drive
    • Student creation
    • Manage Placement Request tab: You can approve the students’ placement request, upload offer letters for the selected students.
    • Manage User Request tab: You can approve or reject student and company registration request.
    • Notification Master tab: You can configure notification for different use cases.
    • Student Dashboard: You can view student profile and perform required actions.
    • Company Dashboard: You can view company profile and perform required actions.
  • Key Benefits: You can view details of organisation and perform actions as mentioned above.




J&K Bank concludes PO mains examination

Concluding second phase of the three-tier examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO), J&K Bank today conducted the mains examination for the posts at various centres set up in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh and outside the state.

According to the statement, the online Main Examination was held by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai – with technical expertise from the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

In order to ensure smooth conduct of the examination, the Bank had constituted an executive committee which was headed by its Executive President P K Tickoo to oversee and monitor the examination besides establishing central monitoring teams to supervise entire process and progress of these examinations.

The online-exam was conducted in a single shift across all the centres set-up by the Bank that included numerous educational institutions and training institutes across the state besides the bank’s Corporate Office, Zonal headquarters and other offices.

“Fostering a perfect blend of skill, expertise and experience in the Bank’s Human Resource (HR) base, the recruitment drive is part of the Bank’s bigger strategy to augment the bottom-line of its HR capital. By hiring the best available talent in the state, the Bank shall sustain the organizational momentum towards excellence in business.”

Source : https://www.greaterkashmir.com/