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Acharya Narendra Dev College’s Innovation Project on ‘Digital India: Challenges and Opportunities’

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Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, is undertaking an inter-disciplinary innovation project entitled “Digital India: Challenges & Opportunities” under the aegis of University of Delhi. The project team comprises of mentor, faculty and students. The project mentor is Professor Monica Singhania from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. While the faculty involved is Dr. Sunita Narang from Department of Computer Science, Dr. Surinder Kaur and Dr. Shalu Mahajan from Department of Commerce are also a part of the team. There are five students from Department of Computer Science and five from Department of Commerce.

The team is working on 9 e-services under the project viz. MyGov, e-Sign, DigiLocker, e-Basta, e-Scholarship, e-Hospital, Biometric Attendance System, Jeevan Pramaan, and e-Greetings. The project team is examining the awareness of various initiatives taken by Government of India under Digital India programme and the extent to which these initiatives are being utilised by the citizens of India. The project also involves identification of the main barriers/challenges restricting utilisation of e-services under the initiative. It further examines the common complaints of users and suggests measures which need to be incorporated to make the system more user-friendly. Further, to popularize the Digital India initiative the project team is also making an android based mobile App and a website. Also, a Facebook page is being used as a forum for e-debating on the initiative.

Moreover, a few workshops have already been organized under the project to spread awareness about the Government’s Digital India Initiative. On April 11, 2016, the college organized a one-day inter-college Faculty Development Programme in collaboration with Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, on digilocker and e-Sign services. A live demo on use of Digilocker for saving important documents will also be shown.

The program witnessed members of the faculty, academicians and researchers. The resource persons were from the college and Center for Development of Advanced Computing. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, Deptt. of Electronics & Information Technology, will be the chief guest.

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Nidhi Panchal

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