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Technology and ICT have become a part and parcel of the Open and Distance Education System not only in India but also across the globe. The academic transaction is predominantly by using technology in which both the learner and the teacher has to accustom to the use of technology. The Learner management system irrespective of the mode of transaction can be backed up by technology for single window operation.  India, even though is a developing nation, have contributed to the human resources for digitalisation in various firms across the globe. With the Government initiatives to make paperless environment, the ODL has to think in line with Digital Mapping of Learners and how they Utilise resource like being present in the counselling session, submission of assignments, remittance of fee, registering for examination. The need for consolidating mapping of learners for a Distance Teaching Institution (DTI) is necessary as each section of activity takes place in isolation from the other. For example, the date for examination is displayed without checking of whether the study material has reached the learner. In addition, the learners are widespread geographically making it difficult to insist upon their physical presence in a place of choice of DTI to assess their progression in the study. Constant need for Innovations for managing learners to improve the quality and provision of better support services has been felt due to the widespread of scattered data at dislocated places.

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