BHUBANESWAR: International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhubaneswar will do the security audit of all e-governance initiatives taken by the State Government.
This was decided at the Board of Governors meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here today.
The state government has taken a number of initiatives to bring in better transparency, responsiveness and accountability in governance. Of the many IT-based programmes, the Integrated Mines & Mineral Management System (i3MS) to monitor production, dispatch and transportation of minerals in the state on real time basis has been highly appreciated by the Centre.
Project e-Shishu, an IT application designed for the Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) to track out of school children has received the Prime Ministers Award for excellence in public administration.
Taking stock of the ongoing activities and programmes, the Chief Secretary asked the IIIT management to focus on quality improvement in the institute. Apart from teaching, the institute was asked to find more qualitative jobs for pass-outs, enhance research and innovation activities, improve the hostel infrastructure and quality of food served to the students in hostels.
Principal Secretary IT Pradeep Kumar Jena advised the Institute to enhance project and research activities in partnership with the industries and international funding agencies.
The meeting further decided that IIIT, Bhubaneswar would carry forward the finishing school to connect the B.Tech students from various colleges with prospective employers through training and assessment processes.
Padhi directed the institute to be in touch with the placement officers of various technical colleges. It was decided that a meeting of the finishing school would be held involving the placement officers of various B.Tech colleges and potential employer industries.
IT was further decided to scale up innovative and incubation activities in the institute. An image and video laboratory will be established to facilitate research in image, communication, processing, analysis and visualisation. The approximate cost was estimated at Rs 21 lakh.
It was also decided to set up fibre optics laboratory with an estimate of Rs 8 lakh.
This laboratory would facilitate research in design and analysis of communication system and its performance improvement.
Apart from that the institute would have one RF (Radio frequency) Communication Lab with an estimated cost of Rs 6 lakh to facilitate research in modelling of high-frequency RF systems.
The institute has fastened infrastructure development activities. The construction of new training centre, single room hostel and faculty housing has been taken up on full swing.
Director IIIT Gopal Krishna Nayak presented the updates and outlined the issues for discussion.