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Biometric Devices To Monitor Teachers Attendance In Odisha Colleges


16 December 2017

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo


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Bhubaneswar: With a view to streamline higher education system in the State, the Higher Education Minister Ananta Das informed that biometric system will be introduced in the university and colleges (both government and private) to monitor the day-to-day attendance of the teachers.

“Initially, the biometric machines will be installed in government colleges and universities and later it will spread to the private institutions also. The Director of Higher Education has already been allocated money to install these machines,” informed Ananta Das.

The aim of this initiative is to streamline attendance of the teachers in government colleges. Through this system, it will be easy to monitor the entry and exit of the teachers as well as the other staff members of the educational institutions.

Biometric devices use fingerprints, facial images, iris/retina prints and voice recognition for security identification, authentication, and marking presence. There is not much monitoring of teachers coming in and leaving from the colleges.

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Ananta Das, Minister, Higher Education, Odisha