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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 4.42 PM IST

DWMS developed by Digital University Kerala bags Digital India Platinum icon award


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Digital Workforce Management System (DWMS) developed by a team headed by Ajith Kumar R, Director, Centre for Digital Innovation and Product Development, Digital University Kerala (DUK) received the prestigious Digital India platinum icon award. He received the award along with Dr. PV Unnikrishnan, Member secretary, K-DISC and Mr. Riyas PM, Manager, Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission from the Honourable President of India Droupadi Murmu at a function in New Delhi on Saturday.

Kerala won the platinum icon award in the category of digital collaboration with startups. DWMS is a futuristic platform developed for Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission (KKEM), a Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) initiative that connects all stakeholders in creating a knowledge-based ecosystem.

Ajith Kumar R, Director, Centre for Digital Innovation and Product Development, Digital University Kerala (DUK) said that the DWMS is developed as a platform of platforms, which integrates many features like onboarding, profiling, curation of Job seekers, skill assessment, and matching.

"Other features include knowledge assessment, Robotic interview, Personality Development, English language assessment, e-learning, career counseling and career guidance among others. DWMS Connect is a highly rated mobile app developed by Digital University, which facilitates these entire features into one app. As many as 9.62 lakh people have downloaded the DWMS Connect mobile app through Google Play Store with an average rating of 4.02," he said.

DWMS allows job seekers to finetune their career preferences while presenting the employer's technological edge to select the ideal candidate with the right skill set.

Dr. Saji Gopinath, Vice Chancellor of Digital University Kerala said, "The DWMS is a platform of platforms with a multi-layered architecture. It connects the job aspirants with the employers and also helps to enhance skilling thereby making a job seeker industry ready. The platform created by the Digital University Kerala team will act as an engine for meeting the ambitious target of 20 lakh job generation set by the Kerala government. It combines multiple skilling, job listing and gig work management platforms across the globe making it a highly comprehensive ecosystem for supporting the Knowledge Economy Mission of Kerala. It is futuristic and user-friendly, providing job seekers training and the right skilling in addition to career support guidance. The Digital India recognition for DWMS is a motivation for DUK that is undertaking various such e-governance projects, bridging the gap between academia and industry,"

The award function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi was attended by Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Alkesh Kumar Sharma and National Informatics Centre (NIC) Director General Rajesh Gera among other dignitaries.

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