SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT:     Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline for identification, gathering, organizing, storage, sharing and application of knowledge. A KM based approach to the creation, sharing, and utilization of intellectual capital may seem to be more attractive for academic institutions, since these can be explained as principal examples of knowledge based organizations’, whose effectiveness depends on the individual and collective know-how of their employees that might be called as organizational memory. KM provides a means of adding value for the educational centers as a whole in terms of being able to share and disseminate knowledge created at the institution. This work on the developing a framework and methodologies for a Knowledge Management System will focus on framework for an Educational Institute and explore the various issues in managing Knowledge specifically in an engineering institute. Although KM is been widely used in most of the larger Organization, it has been very less used in the Education sector. Thus it would be more justified in employing KM technologies in the area where knowledge is everything.
KM Techniques are built to boost and help understanding intensive tasks or methods for e.g. capturing, identification, acquisition, construction, development, organization, variety, linking, valuation, structuring, visualization, formalization, distribution, transfer servicing, retention, revision, refinement, accessing, retrieving, evolution and lastly request of knowledge also known as the information life-cycle. A KMS re-conceptualizes the link between courses and knowledge by creating a shared repository between learners as well as making learners not just passive receptacles of knowledge, but also creators.
The framework for Knowledge Management can guide the understanding of knowledge management, implementation and evaluation of knowledge management activities. This framework takes the full advantage of the latest technology software technology, multilayer architecture. This system includes client access layer, Service system, knowledge management application layer, core knowledge management services and the knowledge management platform. Knowledge Management Framework is developed to represent how and by whom information and knowledge is created, communicated and managed. The KM framework is concerned with how a technical institute creates, manages, and communicates information and knowledge, and to whom and how that information and knowledge is available. This will encourage the faculty to share and use the knowledge for the benefit of teaching, learning research and other processes.