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Attendance monitoring and streamlining at various universities.
Dec 01, 2022
Manual faculty attendance paved way for discrepancies, the staff manipulated the data and used proxies which required a fool proof solution.
The faculty are paid high salaries as per industry standards and these take up a major chunk of the university’s budget. There was no way of tracking a faculty’s presence. The university had arranged surprise inspections, but the staff were alerted offline by few of the members which again led to manipulation of attendance.
In engineering colleges, faculty duplication was being observed evidently. One lecturer appearing as the faculty member of various colleges, which is against the set rules by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Faculty attendance and student attendance goes hand in hand. Procurement of attendance in wrong ways was considered possible generally by all faculty members.
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH).
Nestled in a sprawling 89-acre campus at Kukatpally, Hyderabad, JNTUH now boasts of 4 Constituent Engineering Colleges, at Hyderabad, Kondagattu (Jagithyal), Manthani and Sultanpur (Medak dist.) . Other institutions that are present in the locality include:
The Government appointed us to introduce a comprehensive solution, and we launched the Aadhaar-based Biometric Attendance System (ABAS). This Aadhaar-based solution helped identify fake attendance entries and, in turn, improved cost efficiency and overall credibility for the brand by scrutinizing the attendance on actuals.
Every college affiliated with JNTUH today follows the Aadhaar service to record attendance.
Around 2 lakh students have enrolled with the university, they need a 75% attendance to be able to appear for exams later, which poses a challenge for the university, however, with the most comprehensive attendance system and the noble intention to ensure quality education, this new challenge will be taken up with full force by M2P!
Welfare Hostels for the aid of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Backward Classes.
The Government spends a chunk of the budget on each of these students by providing amenities and supplies. However, there were doubts if the headcount stats provided by the hostel wardens were accurate and if the money spent on the ration and other provisions was being utilized judiciously.