College RaptorThe Project
College Raptor is a college planning tool. It's a whole new way to make smarter decisions about US college. The project offers side-by-side comparisons of estimated financial aid packages along with simplified campus match scores and admission chances based on the financial position of the student.
With College Raptor, students and families have the power to arrive at the best decisions. Not only can they find the schools that best fit their academic and career goals, but they can find the institutions that are more affordable, reduce their need for student debt and create a plan for maximizing their chances of getting in and receiving the most aid.Scope of Work
The goal of the project was a complete redesign of the existing website. Using cutting edge technologies such as .Net 4.5, jQuery 2.x, HTML5 & CSS3 the website has been redesigned responsively to be compatible with all browsers and all devices. This gave an advantage of coding only once but serving the website on all platforms and all form factors.Technologies
ASP.Net, MVC 5, SQL Server 2012, IIS 8, LLBLGen.Result
The project was delivered before the start of spring session in US helping students and parents to make decisions about the college admission. Information was categorised logically & intuitively allowing users to find information within a matter of minutes of what would normally would have taken days & weeks. This resulted in quick & easy decision making for the students and parents in choosing the correct fit. The users could also use the website in a browser and device of their choice allowing them to work on admissions on anytime of the day from anywhere.
Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN)The Client
UAS-GKVK, Bangalore successfully implemented the Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN) with the goals to network and promote an open ended, co-evolutionary growth among all the loosely coupled digital databases related to biological resources of the country and to add value to the databases by integration and sharing.The project was funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Participating BRIC Centers are: UAS-Bangalore, Institute of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine-FRLHT-Bangalore, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bio Resource Technology, North-Eastern Hill University-Shillong, ATREE-Bangalore, University of Calcutta, and IIRS-Dehradun.The Project
IBIN was conceived about a decade ago to fill the gaps by answering how many species of plants and animals we have and correct usage of the scientific names of some of the most important plants. These gaps were especially critical to conservation managers, bio prospecting scientists and the ecologists. Such information was also significant to our end users like scientists, biodiversity managers, ecologists, medicine and other industries along with common man. IBIN is uniquely placed as a single portal data provider on India's bio resource - plant, animal, marine, spatial distribution and microbial resources.The main node is at UAS, very specifically at School of Ecology and Conservation, UAS GKVK Bangalore. The other core node is at IIRS Dehradun.Scope of Work
Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN) was conceived as the national portal for Indian bio resources where all the databases and information systems on the bio resources and biodiversity elements are brought together in an easily compatible and accessible format. The portal also aims at offering these datasets in different languages. IBIN datasets are now served through the web site (www.ibin.co.in) and also through other electronic output formats (e.g., Jeeva Sampada; Jeev Manachitra - Biodiversity Characterization at Landscape Level Outputs). Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN) shall be developed further as a distributed national infrastructure to serve relevant information on diverse themes and of issues of bio resources of the country to a range of end users.
Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN) developed to serve information on diverse themes and of issues of bio resources of the country to its end users with the following scope.
|Metadata submission module.|
|XML schema creation for data providers and web publishing utility.|
|Data mirroring at primary nodes.|
|Define and implement data security and authorizations.|
|The user queries and request will be automatically diverted to the concerned data providers for necessary actions.|
|Design and develop the metadata and other IBIN data standards.|
|Application, database web server configuration management and maintenance.|
|Data and application Quality Check (QC) activity for all the data sets.|
|Central server management, data and catalogue updating, user management and monitoring, regular data backup and recovery, performance tuning etc.|
|Portal software updating and new utilities development as per the requirements.|
UAS-GKVK, Bangalore was able to successfully implement the Indian Bio Resource Information Network (IBIN) Portal by integrating the digital databases related to biological resources of the country.First time in India, IBIN is providing data from both satellite-based remote sensing and inventories in the field. Together they complement in offering spatial data on the web-based geo-server programmes with international standards of coding. The distribution data is offered in the background of the Bhuvan's layers from NRSC/ IIRS which are perhaps the most detailed contextual spatial data sets for the ecologists to interpret the ecological requirements, habitat features etc., for the species. IBIN is also providing services to the end users in form of spatial modelling.
Vivid Orange LimitedThe Client
Vivid Orange Limited (VO) is a UK based information technology company specializing in custom solutions to manage donations to charitable organizations from the general public and large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies.The Project
The company wanted to create a web portal application, to allow charities to present information about their cause, needs and volunteer opportunities to corporate employees. The site needed a sophisticated content management system and customization capabilities to allow VO’s clients to tailor portals to accommodate their individual requirements using simple administration functions.Scope of Work
|Developed a completely new content management system|
|Developed a customizable page system to make sub-site creation possible|
|Expanded functional capability of the site, including enhanced search features|
|Improved efficiency of information flow on the site|
|Designed page layouts and user-interface|
|Performed comprehensive product testing that included:
Linux, PHP, XML/XSLT, my SQL, Apache, Visual Source Safe, Crystal ReportsResult
Today, technical web site development knowledge is not required by VO clients to customize their sites. The new system currently supports 1600 UK charities, and the software has been deployed to a number of VO corporate clients.