No bunking off as govt colleges to put attendance details online

Students of government colleges in the city will now have to be more regular in attending classes.

Written by AAKRITI KUNDRA | Chandigarh | Published: July 30, 2013 2:15 am

Students of government colleges in the city will now have to be more regular in attending classes. The Department of Higher Education is planning to introduce an online system wherein attendance of every student will be updated on a regular basis. It will be accessible by students as well as their teachers and parents.

“During the admission process,every student’s profile was created online as soon as her fee was deposited. The profile shall further include the attendance data and the academic records of the students,” said Binu Dogra,vice- principal of Post-Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG),Sector 11.

Every student’s online profile will be available on the college website where the attendance will be updated. This will reduce the administrative work of the colleges by maintaining official records online,as well as allow students,parents and faculty to access relevant reports whenever required.

“The plan to introduce a system of updating the attendance online will provide details regarding attendance status at regular intervals,which will force students to fulfil the attendance criteria timely. This shall also save time of the students as well as the teachers,” said Gurpreet Kaur Sapra,Director (Higher Education).

The system not only aims at simplifying official work and availing the attendance details online,but will also help students know their position in academics. Moreover,provision of online attendance details will help teachers keep tabs on students skipping classes.

“We shall now not have to warn students from time to time regarding any shortage of attendance. With the online availability of attendance,students themselves shall be responsible to check the status of their attendance and achieve the attendance criteria of 75 per cent,as stipulated by the Panjab University,” said Neeraj Agarwal,professor at PGGCG-11.

“Failing to fulfil the attendance criteria of PU,students will now lose the opportunity of requesting teachers for attendance at the end of a session. Every student will now have to be more regular,” said Rohit Ghuman,a student of Post-Graduate Government College,Sector 11.

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