Offering modular base system which establishes a collaborative platform for all components of institute
Paper work becomes obsolete so process becomes rapid and comfortable
Interaction and communication increased many fold between departments and with society/parents
Everything becomes transparent that improves the image of institute
Faculties and students become responsible towards their goal that result in to overall improvement in quality of education
And many more…
You may say that these all possible with a good proprietary system so why opensource?
No license fee: That means no initial investment that sucks the lots of valuable bucks. No annual pays or pay in name of upgrades.
Greater degree of flexibility: Since source code is available a good developer can customize solution at any extent and find freedom to use 3rd parties assistance in form of plug-ins, extensions, components, etc. if any developer from open source community creates new tools you can implement them in your system for free.
No interruption in services: Open source provider never thinks of vendor block because there is huge community of open source exists to offer helping hand and some are doing voluntarily through forums, etc.
Constant improvement: Since all open source licenses compel open source community to share or distribute their improvements in source code and add in its upgrades. This extensive collaboration ensures the constant improvement in products. Despite such some march of open source usage in education field is impressive and may continue due to constant efforts of open source community.