Chandigarh, July 3 : In a set of decisions taken at a joint meeting of the department heads of Panjab University and Vice-Chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti held today, the attendance system of students and professors will go online from this session.
As per decision, aimed at making the attendance system more stringent, all professors and students will now mark their attendance, leave, etc, online on a daily basis.
Considering it to be the most apt way of dealing with irregularities, one of the department heads said: “Every year, students with short attendance come up to claim medical leave, and surprisingly, this year a large number of them produced certificates from the same doctor. Besides, several complaints have been levelled against professors for not attending classes. This step will play a major role to curb the menace all this and shall also make the system more transparent.”
To make things more convenient and transparent, the salary details and provident fund information of the professors will be available online
In another decision to streamline hostel admissions, the applicants will be required to submit the admission form to the respective department within three days from the date of start of the academic session.
The university will allocate seats to the departments individually, which in turn will be allotted to the admitted students by the chairperson of the respective department on merit basis as per the quota of seats allocated to them.
“The chairpersons while sending the forms for admissions in the hostels shall verify permanent as well as correspondence address of the student given in the form with the residential proof to be provided with the form,” said DSW Naval Kishore.
Other decisions approved in the meeting was formation of an anti-ragging committee, anti-ragging squads, monitoring cells at the hostel and teaching departments level.
According to Naval Kishore , posters exhibiting the law prohibiting ragging and punishments to those found guilty will be prominently displayed in the departments, hostels and other places. The students will have to furnish an undertaking, signed by their parents/guardians stating that they will not indulge in the ragging and abide by the punishment awarded if found guilty.
In a bid to beef up security, the sticker will only be allotted to those students whose vehicle’s registration is in their own name