The Directorate of Information Technology and Support System (DITSS) was established in the University of Kashmir in December 2007 to put in place an IT-enabled system of governance in the administrative, examination and academic units of the University for better service delivery and outcomes.
The Directorate serves as a central agency to capitalize vast opportunities associated with the Information Technology with the larger objective of ensuring greater use of IT applications in the University system to speed up governance networks.
In 2008, after prior evaluation, the ministry of communication and information technology, government of India, sanctioned an e-governance project to the Directorate to execute e-governance in the university’s examination system and also to provide e-governed connectivity for student-related services offered in all affiliated colleges, satellite campuses and other departments of the university.
After successful implementation this project, the Ministry sanctioned another project to further augment e-governance systems in the university and its colleges.
The major objectives of establishing the Directorate were:
i) To achieve excellence in three key areas IT areas—Multimedia Systems, Software Development & DBMS;
ii) To bridge gap between academia and industry through establishment of Advanced Centre of Information Technology which shall also include development of necessary support structure for development of the IT Industry;
iii) To provide IT support to local conventional industry by establishing Centre of Excellence for IT Entrepreneurship; and
iv) To implement & Manage e-Governance in the University System and provide necessary support to other organizations in the e-governance plans;
While we are presently in the process of establishing the Centre of Excellence under the nomenclature of ‘Advanced Centre of Information & Communication Technology (ACICT) for IT Entrepreneurship, the post-graduate course in Information Technology (MSc IT) has already been introduced in the Directorate in 2012. The Directorate has contributed significantly in its domains. We are confident to meet for future with the strenuous efforts being put in by the ensure staff of the Directorate
Dr. Maroof Naieem Qadri