WEB BASED COLLEGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MINNA). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
1.0 INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Education is an important and traditional part of the society. As time has progressed, education has also progressed into the modern times. So in accordance with the progress of education, changing the way of maintaining college information is required.
Most of the college work is done manually such as class attendance, notes, college dues, etc. These processes take time. If all the work is included on an online system, then it can reduce time and work. The College Management system (CMS) is an Intranet based application that can be accessed throughout the institution or a specified college. The system is helpful for both students, lecturers and college authorities. The main principle behind the need of a College Management System is easy supervision of the college. The system helps to explore all the activities happening inside the college. It can handle the details of students, lecturers, class details, course details and fee details.
facilitate easy access to information. For this the users need to be registered with the system after which they can access or modify data as per the permissions given to them.
1.2 Statement of Problem
What is a portal? A portal is a gate, a door, or entrance. In the context of the World Wide Web, it is the next logical step in the evolution toward a digital culture. Portals have become one of the most visible information technology (IT) issues in higher education, as well as the commercial sector. The latest Gartner International hype cycle curve places portals at its apex. That firm estimates that at least 70 percent of Nigerian higher education institutions will have partially or fully implemented portals by Fall 2000. By 2018, Gartner predicts that 80 percent of universities with a thousand or more students will have enterprise portals..
1.3 AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of this project is to incorporate a College Management System automate all the functionalities of a college. The reason for developing a web or software system is to reduce paper work and save time, thereby increasing efficiency and decreasing the work load.
The project provides information about the college for both students and lecturers. Information about the college, course time tables, course information, exam time tables, department news, course notes information from lecturers to students and more. The system provides the flexibility of generating the required documents on screen as well as on printer when required.