Rajshahi-The Rajshahi University (RU) went one step further towards of digitization while it’s going to launch “digital attendance monitoring system” which is for the first time in the country. This system will be introduced to take attendance of the university teachers, officials and employees through digital devices.The attendance report will be submitted to the server at the University online. University Computer Centre will be all operation regarding the attendance.
Gradually students’ attendance will be taken through the digital devices, sources said.
The decision of digital attendance has taken from the 467th meeting of RU syndicate recently. According to the decision university registrar office has already been send a letter to each department, section and halls to take proper action to implement this from October 01, registrar Prof. Entajul Haque informed.
In this manner, each attendance records will be stored on the university server. It will be verified every month. If anyone be absent without prior permission the competent authority, the matter will be reported to the respective departments and institutes to take action or punishment. Later, teachers-staff`s salary may be deducted for their absence illegally.
However, the necessary decision in this regard to be taken after approval from the university syndicate meeting, registrar also added.
Asking about the system, Prof. Khademul Islam Mollah, director of university ICT Center said, the attendance of teachers-staffs will be taken by Electronic Attendance Monitoring Device.
A device has been installed in each office of the departments and teachers-staffs must punch their smartcard in this device as well.
He said that a camera has attached with each device while the camera will capture the still picture of the card holder during the card punching. Then the device will send this still picture and the previous one that was stored into smartcard to the university server instantly. If the server does not get any similarities between the two still photographs, this report will present to the competent authority. So there is no chance one will use more than one smartcard in the university, Prof. Mollah also said.
RU Pro-VC Prof. Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan told the government has increased the salaries of the university teachers so that they performed their duties properly. But some teachers made negligence in duty.
“And with the introduction of the digital system anyone could not be able to dodge in service which will help us to ensure the quality of the education in RU”, Mr. Pro-VC also made.-RU Correspondent