Hyderabad: Colleges have given nod to the plan to introduce the biometric attendance system in colleges and universities from this academic year. The move is also welcomed by school managements as well.
DC has quoted Papi Reddy, chairperson of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education, as saying “We have already instructed all the vice-chancellors and principals to start the biometric attendance system for students from this academic year. The plan is in the final stage and will be implemented in a month. The aim is to ensure that students are present in all the classes.”
In the wake of the recent drug abuse cases, involving school students, school managements have also shown interest in this project feeling that it will help keep a tab on students and ensure accountability.
However it will take time as the plan needs to be discussed by the education department before introducing it at the school-level.
On the other hand Dr Narasimha Reddy, principal of Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, feels that the system will be harder for students. As around 2,000 students come to the school in a span of five to ten minutes every morning. The biometric system takes five seconds to process.