Hyderabad: The Telangana government plans to introduce a facial recognition attendance system in all government schools across the state. The system, which is based on artificial intelligence, is expected to be implemented by the end of September.
The system will replace the current manual attendance system, which is often prone to errors and fraud. The facial recognition system will use cameras to scan the faces of students as they enter the school. The system will then match the faces to the students’ records to verify their attendance.
26 Lakh Students to Benefit from New System
The new system is expected to benefit over 26 Lakh students enrolled in 26,000 government schools across Telangana. After the system is successfully implemented for students, it will be expanded to teachers.
Biometric Attendance for Teachers Already in Use in 15 Districts
Biometric attendance for teachers is already in use in 15 districts of Telangana. The system uses an Android application to record attendance in the classroom, replacing the old practice of manually recording attendance in registers.
Ramesh, Additional State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, said, “We all know that managing students, educators, and staff is an important part of the school education system. Therefore, the Department of Education has decided to adopt the latest technological advancements.”
The department has decided to engage the services of agency RNIT Solutions and Services Limited to implement the facial recognition attendance management system.
The Telangana government’s decision to introduce a facial recognition attendance system in government schools is a significant step towards modernizing the education system. The system is expected to improve the accuracy and efficiency of attendance records, and it could help to reduce absenteeism and fraud.