There are three types of content: To be (a) retained for ever, (b) maintained off-line and (c) purged. The content for the website is normally received from the respective academic and administrative units that are governed by the document retention policy. This Archival policy therefore takes in consideration unnecessary duplication of records. Content on the website is grouped depending on their importance.
Information that is purged after its utility
Outdated information remains archived as a part of the following databases and current information appears on display
Only updates maintained
On display for ever
The website content is maintained by the Web Information Manager (WIM). The responsibility and workflow is as follows:
The WIM receives the content from the officials working in concerned academic entities such as centres/departments/schools and administrative sections. Depending on the type of the content, it is added to the respective web pages on the website. If it is a revision of existing content, the webpage is revised with the new content. If the content is not matching to any of the existing webpages, a quick decision is taken after consulting the authorities in the Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance and added to the website after creating new item in the menu.
The ephemeral content displayed on the home page (such as, the one on the slide show - the photographs of the events, new publications, etc; on the slider - the upcoming events; in the pockets - vacancy announcements, admission and result notices; notifications of miscellaneous nature; the news items linking from GU News box; the hover links that attract attention of the readers to a particular item) is added for a per-defined period after which the same automatically programmed to removed from the website. The content such as events, announcements, etc., is dated to the last date of event, closure dates on announcement.
See also: Content Review Policy
All efforts are made to keep the website most up to date. If the Web Information Manager (WIM) gets to know about the changes in the university system, he is encouraged to contact concerned and appraise self about the changes to reflect on the website. WIM also brings to the notice of the authorities to keep him updated with the information so that the website of the University is true mirror of the university activities. The WIM visits website pages once in a while to compare and check if the data needs an updation (for example, on revision of the Prospectus). The profiles of the individual faculty and the officers in the administrative sections are updated based on the inputs provided by the individuals and/or the administrative authorities. The research publications of the University faculty are tracked using alerts from search engines and the information about the same is updated in the repository on a daily basis.
As a general rule, this website does not collect personal information of visitors, unless you choose to provide it in the forms for specific purpose. In case of doubt, please contact us with details.
This website records visitors and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
However, visitors and/or their browsing activities will be identified, if law enforcement agencies warrant the service provider's logs.
Anyone accessing Goa University website is advised that if there is evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, the results of this monitoring shall be made available to the appropriate officials for possible prosecution.
By sending an electronic mail message (e-mail), you may be sending personal information. In these cases, the recipient of the mail may retain/ print the information not only to respond to your request, but also as a record of correspondence. It is always likely that your mail is forwarded to another individual within or outside Goa University for participation in the discussion on the subject or possible actions, etc. While the content of the messages are not maintained centrally, the log of incoming and outgoing mails is maintained.