University Enterprise Archicture Framework (UEAF)

Project Description

Project Name:

University Enterprise Archicture Framework (UEAF)

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Project Type:

Enterprise Architecture

Project Description:

Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy . The e-Governance initiatives have been started since mid 1990s for a wide range of sectors, focusing on delivering citizen centric e-Services. The focus has been on designing and implementing individual silo projects for respective ministries, departments or organizations. However, to boost the overall e-Governance development agenda, the need to architect the big vision of Digital India, was felt. As a part of the process for the architecture vision for Digital India, an Enterprise Architecture Working Group was established under the chairmanship of J Satyanaryana, former Secretary to Government of India, with active participation from NIC, which led to the development of a framework tailored for Indian conditions and requirements called IndEA or India Enterprise Architecture. ‘The vision of IndEA is to enable ONE Government – a Government that is least visible but is most effective, a Government that is ‘not fragmented by narrow domestic walls’ but presents a single interface to the constituents, a Government that is citizen-centric, efficient, transparent and responsive’. University e-Governance solution has received limited exposure across the years and university automation solutions have been primarily dominated by the private players.. There are 7 NIC State units with significant experience and understanding of requirements for developing an University ERP solution. NIC State units have conducted system study and implementation requirements in detail, for 38+ universities across India, where different siloed systems were implemented. However, drawbacks in the form of comprehensiveness, security, scalability, replicability or reusability and interoperability have been a recurrent observation across all the solutions, developed till date. Maintenance of solutions for each individual university, pan India, is also not cost effective or sustainable. Hence, this it was felt that the time was right, to leverage the collective experience and domain knowledge, to architect a comprehensive blueprint of the complete universe of business capabilities required by Indian Universities and its implementation. University Enterprise Architecture Framework (UEAF) will be tailor made to adapt to the specific requirements of Indian Universities as per the existing policies and eco-system. It will focus on developing and designing the architectural blueprint for Indian Universities. The guidelines and recommendations under IndEA was leveraged to develop the UEAF. The framework will produce a national repository of architecture principles, standards, guidelines, architecture models for universities as a reference point catering to all universities intending to establish their own digital blueprint. It has leveraged best practices and international and national level standards and guidelines, based on inputs from a wider group of stakeholders including MHRD, regulatory bodies like UGC, AICTE, NAAC, MCI, Private Universities as well as Implementation and technology partners and vendors.

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Academic and Research Institutions and Universities of India

Ministry Name:

Ministry of Human Resource Development


Higher Education in India

Contact Person:

Name : Shri Shashi Bhushan
Email : bhushan[at]nic[dot]in
Designation : Scientist G
Contact Number : 01124365444
State : DELHI
District : NEW DELHI