State makes biometric attendance compulsory for Junior College Science students

In the upcoming academic year, biometric attendance will be made compulsory in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad colleges

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The State Education Department received many complaints regarding junior college science students, who bunked lectures and attended only practicals. After much contemplation, the department decided to install biometric machines in junior colleges to register attendance. The state officials announced the same on Friday.

Where Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena (ABVP) welcomed the decision, Students’ Federation of India (SFI) objected the same.

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Science students of all private aided, non-aided, self-financed junior colleges will have to register their attendance via biometric. machines. In the upcoming academic year, biometric attendance will be made compulsory in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad junior colleges.

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The state will have to provide the required instrument in the next one month to all junior colleges. Likewise, the education inspectors and education officers concerned will have to submit a report to the state about the implementation of biometric attendance in junior colleges.
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