In order to inculcate discipline, Allahabad University has
installed a biometric attendance machine to register the attendance of
students. The university has installed it on experimental basis. It has been
installed at department of Botany to register the attendance of BSc-I students
of the department.
On Sunday, the Vice- Chancellor inaugurated the system and
machine started functioning. Prof Anupam Dikshit, head of the department said
that the machine was installed in BSc lecture hall. For usage of machine, Data
of all the students of BSc-I, including their thumb impression, enrollment
number, mobile number etc, have already been fed in the machine. So, now it can
be used for registering attendance for both theory and practical classes.
Prof Dikshit said that if a student is absent, then the
machine will automatically send a sms to the parents mobile as the mobile
numbers have been fed in the server of the machine. A CCTV has also been
installed in the department to cross-check whether the students are actually
attending or skipping classes after registering the thumb on the machine.
It is mandatory for students to have 75% attendance but the
situation is different, that's why such steps are being taken.