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Biometric attendance system installed at Indian university

Instead of signing in, as employees at India’s Karnatak University normally do, they’ll now have to register their attendance with fingerprints, according to the Times of India.

The manual system had caused problems for the university’s department heads, preventing them from accurately tracking an employee’s attendance and whether he was on time or not.

The university has also installed IP-based closed circuit TV at libraries, the administration building, examination building and the main annex to keep a watch on the behavior of students in libraries and the movement of employees elsewhere.

The biometric system “is being used in important departments like finance, administration and examination,” said a university spokesperson. “The biometric system is being run on a trial basis in some departments. It should be in place at all the departments in the next two months,” he added.

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