Smart Cards for school students in Tamil Nadu

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The Tamil Nadu Government will introduce smart card system in its school for attendance purpose.

The introduction of these smart cards, the school authority, as well as the parents, can verify student’s attendance, according to the Tamil Nadu Education Minister K A Sengottiyan.

“A chip would be attached in the smart card which when examined show the attendance of students in the school. With this, the parents could verify if their children were attending the school,” Education Minister K A Sengottiyan said.

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital economy drive, the CBSE has asked its affiliated schools to collect the fee online or in cashless mode from January 2018.

Also, in July this year, the Government Higher Primary School at Hale Kesare village became the first state school in Mysuru district to use a mobile app for reporting attendance.

CBSE secretary Joseph Emmanuel said that the benefits of cashless transactions are huge and the had brought e-payment facilities for collection of examination fee, affiliation and various activities including payments to its examination functionaries.

Three institutes as reported by Indian Express, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Bombay Scottish School, and Jamnabai Narsee School have already introduced the smart cards. According to the report, the students can not only mark their attendance but get access to restricted areas and pay for canteen meals as well with this multi purpose smart card.

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