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DU To Switch To An Online Attendance Marking System

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Since the new academic session is about to start by the end of this week, Delhi University may switch to marking online attendance of its students. The teachers have been asked to mark attendance in ‘real time’, and not after the class is over.
Till now, teachers were marking attendance on their registers and then they would update the online attendance portal at the end of the week or the month-end. The Attendance Marking System (AMS) will work only on the campus.
Delhi University Students are required to maintain a mandatory 66% attendance, failing which they are detained.

This system will aid the students to keep a track of their attendance and monitor it well accordingly.
The AMS was implemented last year on a pilot basis in 4 colleges. But from this year, DU is set to expand it to other colleges as well. Teachers will be supposed to mark the attendance as soon as they enter the classroom and not when the class is over.
The biggest issue that was raised with this change by the teachers was that this would cause problems for teachers when classes will be rescheduled or when they will be taken off-campus. Some teachers accused this as an attempt to ‘regementise’ the system.

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