Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions, announced that it has received the top honors at the Hackathon for Social Innovations 2016 for its innovative idea on intelligent attendance system for schools. The award was presented by the Hon’ble President, Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 19, 2016.
Mahindra Comviva’s team ‘Golden Diggers’ presented a solution that helps in automating school attendance systems with the use of NFC-enabled ID cards provided to students and teachers. In order to activate the system, the teacher will have to tap the card on the NFC-enabled device to unlock the attendance system, which in turn will allow the student to mark attendance by tapping their ID cards on the device. In the production phase, the process will be carried out seamlessly using motion sensors, RFID-enabled devices and ID cards, so that neither the teacher nor the students have to record their attendance manually.
This solution also provides security mechanism which restricts unauthorised students from marking their attendance by proxy, while allowing only authorised teachers to take the attendance. It will have the capability to track movement into restricted/unauthorised areas in the school/college premises raising an immediate alarm for such unauthorised movements. Further, it will keep all the data at a centralised server, in a secured and readily accessible manner for post analysis. This analysis can be done in number of ways to improve the education system in schools. The team demonstrated the concept in a short duration of less than 12 hours of coding.
Expressing his delight at winning the award, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Mahindra Comviva said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award in the field of Social Innovations in India. This award is a testimony to our commitment to bring in innovative technological solutions to support social causes and help the society at large. We will continue to innovate and work closely with several schools to ensure that this solution is widely used to usher in societal transformation.”