Multi-purpose smart card for all students by 2011-2012 academic session
Jasleen Kaur | April 21, 2010
Soon, every student of Delhi university will be issued a multi-purpose smart card with an unique identity number. The card will be issued to the student as soon as he engages with the university. Dinesh Singh, Director of the South Campus of Delhi university, who is heading the committee working on implementation of the system said, ""It will be a Smart card where every student will be given a unique number and a bar code. Students can use this multi-purpose card for various purposes in the campus." This card will be a replacement for the Identity card of students, the examination card, library card, and it will also be used if a student wish to enroll in some sports activity or wish to join a society in the college. But how will this system work? Singh explains, "If a student wish to borrow a book from the library he will not reqiure a library card. He can go there and pick a book, put the book on the slot and place the card on the screen. The system will be connected to the university data bank and the screen will show whether the student is elligible to get the book or not." He adds that there will be no librarian to instruct and the library doors will be electronically programmed, which will not allow students to take the book outside without being issued. Right now students of the university have to go through many processes and paper work, whenever they opt for different subjects or for any extra curicular activity. But the smart card will reduce the paper work to minimal. The bidding process for implementing the system, which invited global tenders, has finished. Wipro has manged to get the contract and it will start the process of implemeting the system soon. The first phase of the system is expected to get over by December this year and the system will take a year to come into existence. It is expected that students will get the their smart cards by the next academic session.
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