In a novel method to ensure better attendance, Madhya Pradesh government has proposed to award smartphones to those students who maintain mandatory attendance record of 75 per cent after taking admission in the first year, beginning 2014-15.
On a fixed date, the department will review the attendance and subsequently award them with smartphones on the basis of coupons provided by college principals. The coupons will have to be presented before the contract agency which will give smartphones to the students at the college campus itself.
Furthermore, it will be required that students provide college principals with their contact numbers. It will then be used by the education department to inform students about various useful schemes.