The first information of all the colleges across the State, under the ‘Performance Tracking Cell’ (PTC) will be updated in the e-space by October 15, according to a directive by the Higher Education Department.
The Higher Education Department proposed creation of the PTC cell in July. The project initially faced hiccups either due to unavailability of sufficient hardware or the software. It is for the first time that such a detailed database of all the government, aided, unaided and autonomous colleges (except the universities) will be created under the PTC programme.
The principal of every college has been given the responsibility to update the information about College Infrastructure Position (CIP), Staff In Position (SIP) and Common Minimum Standard (CMS).
“The database will contain every detail about the college like the strength of teaching and non-teaching staff that they have, the built-in area of the college and it will even have the work history of a lecturer,” said State Performance Track Cell (SPTC) officer-in-charge Mihir Das. Four Information Technology (IT) consultants and one Data Entry Operator (DEO) are assisting Das in this project. The colleges are given three options ‘yes’, ‘partial’ and ‘no’ to answer the questions. Based on the answers provided by the colleges, they will be marked on their performance.
After all the information has been entered into the e-space, verification of the information provided by the colleges will be done through field checking.