Utilising Information Communication Technology for efficiency, Annamalai University is introducing the smart photo identity card and biometric attendance systems in all its departments in a phased manner.
The database on all the teaching and non teaching staff will be feed into a centralised server for easy access. The smart photo identity cards of the staff will have an embedded chip containing the details such as name, department and service details of the staff. The bio-reader installed at every department will be activated by the production of the smart photo identity card and putting the thumb impression on its screen, helping the staff to punch the incoming and outgoing timings. This technology will put into place a strict discipline system and punctuality as far as attendance is concerned.
The state government-appointed administrator Shiv Das Meena, under whose governance these steps have been taken at Annamalai University, said that that the new system had many advantages, as under the new system the attendance details of any staff could be obtained in a trice. This development will enable the university to do away with the manually-handled registers, helping minimize wastage of time and energy.