University Enterprise Archicture Framework (UEAF)

Project Description

Project Name:

University Enterprise Archicture Framework (UEAF)

Project Year:

2018

Project Type:

undertaken

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