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University Search Engine Project

 

Project Objective

            University Search EngineThis project aims to build a system that will enable a user to access faculty profiles, courses and publications of various universities. This will enable easy sharing of information amongst scholars from different universities.

All pursuit for knowledge is inherently selfless and true scholars understand the concept of sharing knowledge to gain knowledge. Every university maintains websites to store information about their courses, their faculty, facilities and student or research publications. Each university will be responsible for updating the appropriate website links in the system. This system will be able to parse the information stored on different university websites so as to bring it all together for the user.

            Protection of details and the security of the system will be extremely important. Each user will have to present a roll number from a recognized University before they are granted a user ID. Personal contact details of faculty and other users will be protected and will be revealed only upon request. The system will also have a messaging feature which will enable users to chat with other users or faculty of universities easily. The feature for searching courses can be accessed even without a user ID. Publications from universities can be viewed on the system or copies can be purchased using the system. The system will also enable users to send messages to the authors for discussion of research proposals. The system will automatically update itself when changes are made in any university’s website.

Existing System

            The existing system is within the confines of a single university. Each university maintains a website for these purposes and a student will have to manually visit the website of each university to find information. The process is time consuming and students often give up easily because of the daunting nature of the task.

Proposed System

            The proposed system will make it simple for prospective students to find courses they are interested in and will help universities garner interest for their courses as well. Research scholars will easily be able to find information about faculty they could discuss their work with, facilities to conduct their work and publications pertinent to their field of research. This system will promote and facilitate a nationwide sharing of university resources and knowledge.

Modules

Admin: The admin will verify any student ID submitted by contacting the university concerned. The roll number of the student will be stored in the system so as to avoid creation of bogus profiles. The admin will also ensure that all universities are associated with the system and that their website links are updated.

Student: This module will be for research scholars and other students who have submitted verified university IDs. They will be able to access all the features of the system.

Prospect: This is the general module that can be accessed by any visitor to the system. No login is required but it can only access the course search function of the system.

University: This module can be used by the university. Under this module user IDs can be created for each faculty member and the authors of the different publications. The university can use this module to update their information and the faculty members and authors can use this module to interact with research scholars who contact them.

Software Requirements

  • Windows XP
  • Apache Tomcat Web Server
  • Oracle

Technology Used

  • Java
  • J2EE

Hardware Requirements

  • Hard Disk – 2 GB
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Processor – Dual Core or Above
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Monitor
  • Printer

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