18 UoM hostels to get bio-metric system within a week

18 UoM hostels to get bio-metric system within a week

In order to ensure transparency and adequate attendance of the staff and students at hostels run by the University of Mysore (UoM), the authorities are gearing up to instal bio-metric systems at hostels in Mysuru, Hassan, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu districts.

The systems will be installed at 18 hostels within a week. The authorities have already collected fingerprints of students and staff from five hostels. A majority of the technical works related to this have been completed.

UoM Computer Division convener G Hemanth Kumar said the bio-metric systems will be fixed at the entry and exit points of hostels.

While it would also be installed at dining halls and kitchens in big hostels, it will be placed only at entry and exit points at small hostels, he said.

The authorities are also planning to instal additional CCTV cameras to check the   preparation of food in kitchens and also monitor students in the dining halls.

With bio-metric system at dining halls in the university canteens, we can easily get details about the actual number of students consuming food, the officer said.

By adopting these technologies, it is possible to maintain transparency and discipline in hostels, he added.

Irregularities in KSET

Deputy Chairman in the Legislative Council Marithibbegowda has alleged irregularities in the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) conducted by UoM and demanded a probe against the UoM Registrar. According to Marithibbegowda, six syndicate members of the UoM were appointed for examination duty. The examination was held on December 31, 2017.

In a letter to the government, Marithibbegowda mentioned that appointing syndicate members for examination duty is against University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.

The six members, who obtained a remuneration of Rs 2,000 each, worked as examination supervisors.

Marithibbegowda demanded that the government remove all the six members from the syndicate and also sought a probe against the Registrar.

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