The Sharda University has launched a mobile application with the beginning of the new semester, on August 16, to record attendance of the students.
The app, 'V-attendance', allows a teacher to take the roll call and record the same, evading paper work attached with compilation of the same towards the end of the semester.
Created by a private company, Ted Consulting, the app can be downloaded from the varsity's website. Teachers and students both have to download the app which is linked with the college's student database through their login IDs created at the time of admissions. Parents too are kept acquainted with their ward's attendance as their IDs are linked to the app as well.
Teachers and vice chancellor Vijay Gupta believed that this app will help evade the concerns of the students regarding discrimination or partiality in their attendance record and mishappenings occurred by not coming to class, as happened in the Sushant Rohilla suicide case where the victim killed himself after he was denied to give exams over shortage of attendance.
Rohilla's friends and family had denied claims of Amity Law School and demanded a probe in the matter.
According to Prashant Gupta, executive director of the varsity, the app works on the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which enables communication between devices when they're touched together, or brought within a few distance of each other.