Loyola College, Chennai, has introduced tablets for taking attendance in the classrooms, and now, each student will have to swipe his ID card every hour to mark attendance. “The system has several advantages, one being that we can equip our lecturers with a tablet. This helps them with being up-to-date with technology and makes better use of systems like PowerPoint and other software in classrooms,” said Joe Jesudhurai, one of the members of the committee. The attendance that is taken on the tablet is instantly passed on to the server and attendance status updated online. “With this system, within 10 minutes of the swiping of the card, the attendance is updated on to server,” he said.
mount carmel goes paperless for internals
Final-year Business Management students at Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore, were asked to write their two-hour-long internal examination on September 2 on a digital pad. The device, known as ExamPad, is a patent-pending innovation of Chennai-based startup Littlemore Innovation Labs. “A total of 120 students took the exam. The exam was part of our continuous internal assessment and the experiment of doing away with paper to use the digital pads was a success. Students’ feedback is very positive,” said S Rajkumar, Associate Professor in the Department of Business Management at MCC.
self study puts sanskrit university in dock
Amidst reports that most of the universities in Kerala are generating controversies instead of raising the quality of academics, the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, has reportedly submitted an erroneous Self Study Report (SSR) that is mandatory for accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). However, the University authorities have dismissed the allegation as a ploy to tarnish its image prior to the visit by a high-profile NAAC team from September 16 to 18.
ernakulam med college starts on dull note
It was an unenthusiastic start for around 80-odd students who got admission to the Ernakulam Medical College. The first batch of students who got admission after the Medical College got Government status in December last year, were disappointed to learn that classes were postponed to September 16 for want of hostel facilities.
— Express Research Team