Kerala University launches e-Payment facility for exam fees

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Tvm: Students of Kerala University no longer need to stand in long queues to pay their examination fees. They can now do so from the comfort of their homes. The e-Payment facility for paying the examination fees of the University was launched today by Dr. A Jayakrishnan, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram.

To start off with, the service is now available for the sixth semester B Tech Degree students. This will be rolled out to other semesters and eventually, to all the students of all courses, in a phased manner. This is the continuation of the paperless registration programme (e-Registration) for the conduct of examinations. With this launch, Kerala University becomes the first university in Kerala to have an e-Payment facility. 

Inaugurating the facility, Dr. Jayakrishnan said, “This is the first step towards a cash / currency less environment and this should serve as a pedestal to aspire for major web based financial transactions, where the possibilities are infinite. This is an important e-Governance initiative in adapting the latest technology for conducting examinations and with 95% computerisation, Kerala University is in an enviable position.”

Explaining the features of the e-Payment facility, Dr. V Ajay Kumar, Director, KUCC said, “While students have the option of logging in and paying the examination fees individually, the colleges too have this option of doing for a complete batch. The software would show if the student is eligible for registration and also give the details of subjects / papers that the student can appear for. Once the roll number and the password is given, the site will redirect to SBT’s Internet Banking website for the transaction”. Kerala University has tied up with the State Bank of Travancore for the e-payment facility.

Designed, developed and maintained by the Kerala University Computer Centre (KUCC), the web based facility has been tested and secured by STQC, Department of IT, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India. Dr. J Prabhash, Pro Vice Chancellor, Kerala University and S Balachandran, CGM, SBT were among those present on the occasion. The e-Payment facility can be accessed on the KUCC website.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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