E-paathsala, a Bangalore based startup, launched its first-of-its-kind, end to end integrated accreditation and ERP technology solution for managing colleges and universities with multiple accreditations for standards such as NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and NBA (National Board of Accreditation) etc. The accreditation assists institutions to get access to more funding, improve the quality of education and get higher student enrolment ratio.
Once an educational institution uses the ERP solution, they automatically get an accreditation report with gaps and recommendations on how to improve and get better grades for the accreditations. E-paathsala provides software and consultancy solutions to the institutions to help them improve their college management with an emphasis on how to improve their compliance with the accreditation standards. In addition, it also provides a full-fledged ERP solution to align the institution processes as per benchmark standards and improve efficiency of operation.
The solution provider’s key modules include Accreditation Management, IQAC work flow, PO-CO attainment for students, SWOT analysis, Admission Management, Accounting and Fees Management, Student Management, Learning Management System, Library Management, Hostel and Class Management, Transport Management, Placement Management and Alumina Management.
Since E-paathsala caters to multiple accreditations, an institution can simultaneously prepare for multiple accreditations. The company also provides External Quality Assurance service through its panel of experts by providing Academic Audit, Administrative Audit, Green audit, Gender audit and academic roadmap with prospective plan.
E-paathsala provides a global advisory for higher education transformation in collaboration with global education community and provides strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency and drive efficiencies.
“Previously the system was manual and time consuming. We are helping education institutions to receive accreditation in an easy, efficient and fast manner, supported by best-of-breed technology software. We are providing both the software as well as consultancy services in order to bridge the gap identified for specific accreditations,” said Suman Nandy, Founder and Director of E-paathsala.
Initially providing accreditations, E-paathsala evolved into providing full scale ERP with in-built accreditation management for multiple accreditations. The company is also launching virtual IQAC assistant to help institutions automate the IQAC workflow and document verification service for accreditation so as to manage documentation for every department and office etc.
“Every institution has its unique set of processes. However, it is important to align the processes as per the global benchmark and accreditation standards to improve efficiently and provide a better quality education,” added Nandy.
The company currently has more than 400 customers with a target to rope in 10,000 customers over the next three years. It has aggressively upped its investments on infrastructure, people, and processes in order to reach out to potential customers in USA, Australia, Europe, and Malaysia, in addition to India.