Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) of India is planning to launch a smart card system for Indian students. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
IGNOU will give the smart card system to each student, which will carry information on admission, projects, assignments, attendance, practicals and semester results. The card will student to keep their record on their study activities. According to IGNOU Vice Chancellor V N Rajasekharan Pillai, the e-Initiative will help university to better conduct the courses and monitor students' performance on individual basis. Each student would be issues a smart card with a unique password, which can be used specified computers having the software to read the data. IGNOU has already issued 100 cards on trial basis.