Delhi University, as we all know used to mark it’s students attendance on a monthly or weekly basis. Attendance:as we all know has always been the talk of the town in the universities and especially in DU it carries great significance right from being eligible to appear for the examinations to getting those edgy ‘5 marks’ for above 75% attendance!
Earlier teachers used to take the attendance on a daily basis after class or asked some students to mark it and give it to them in the staff room, when the CR did the “proxy” mechanism!But on July 13, the DU computer center held a training programme for introducing the AMS system i.e. Attendance Management System for colleges, inclusive members of which were the principals, conveners, the attendance in-charge. One of the conveners quoted -“we were told that this system has entirely been prepared by the university. The teachers have to take his/her attendance online in the class and the system will only work when inside the campus” The colleges are being told that for now it was not mandatory but looking at their presentation ,it seemed like it could be anytime soon!