Milind Kamat tells Sangeeta yadav about Ellucian that aims to provide a broad portfolio of tech solutions for the purpose of education
What is Ellucian all about?
Formed by Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, Ellucian delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions and provides strategic guidance to help education institutions to navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.
What was the purpose of launching Ellucian?
It’s all about finding new opportunities to better serve customers, and in the process, benefit the business. The purpose of launching Ellucian is to accelerate research and development programme through our technology solutions and provide new capabilities through pooled investments targeting specific technologies.
Where is this functioning in India?
Ellucian has been operating in India since 1993 through its global solutions and business development centers. We are currently functioning at Bangalore.
What are the activities or services involved in this?
Ellucian can enrich education experience through enhanced student management, student success, performance analytics, community engagement and mobile technologies. Ellucian solutions help create a digital environment where technologies interact seamlessly in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
What are the modules in Ellucian?
The Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem or Ellucian XE is a flexible and open foundation to make deploying and updating solutions faster, easier, and at a lower cost of ownership. This module spans the three core administrative systems consists of Banner, Colleague and PowerCampus.
What is Ellucian Banner all about?
Banner is the market leading solution for higher education institutions worldwide. It helps institutions build, manage, and extend their digital campus—an environment where individuals, systems, and communities can interact seamlessly to help increase efficiency, improve service delivery and provide personalised, high quality education experiences.
Banner combines world-class administrative systems for student services, recruiting and admissions, registration, finances, human resources , CRM and reporting with a nimble and contemporary user interface—one that delivers intuitive self-service capabilities.
Have you tied up with any institutes or college?
Ellucian is currently providing ICT solutions to IIM- Bangalore and Symbiosis.
(The article was published in the Pioneer Newspaper)