Allahabad University is soon to introduce biometric attendance. The attendance recorded would be for both theory and practical lectures. The reason for installation of biometric is due to high student population.
The first machine has been installed in department of botany as an experimental basis. The machine would record attendance for B.Sc. students. The biometric data such as thumb impression, enrollment number etc has already been fed. Prof Anupam Dixit informed that the machine would automatically send message to parents, in case of absence of one of the students. CCTV cameras would further be installed so that students do actually attend class after attendance.