A group of young IT professionals in Bhubaneswar has launched a new software-based educational website that is aimed at improving the quality of the education system and campus life in an innovative way.
The website named as: http://www.backyard.in is an online educational cum social networking service, similar to Facebook. It is meant to help all from the principal, administrators, faculties and students of the institution as it will bring the Entre College and its people to the same platform, told Sarathi Sabyasachi Sahoo, the leader of the group.
Sahoo, an IT professional with having 5 year working experience with Yahoo further added that the website covers 40 technical and management colleges and two colleges of Bhubaneswar at the initial stage.
The idea was first surveyed in various technical colleges before giving it shape and the team members received a positive response.
The website is also to provide various services to the students as each individual will have their own login id and password to access his/her account, the same will be for the staff members and college administration. This will lead to easy student-teacher interaction, senior-junior interaction, and doubt clearance, regular e-attendance, buying and selling of goods like draft, apron and others.
Other features of the website comprise advance search bar, genuine id for students, user friendly interface, performance graph for students in terms of subjects, latest news update on the dashboard, forum section (where students would be able to clear subject related doubts by asking teachers or peers in that forum).
The software is also equipped with the module that will manage the hall of fame, notice board, and the library. Sahoo added that the website will also include facilities like in-built chat and message, unlimited photo upload and notice and updates about the college events, news and holidays etc.