Pune: Maharashtra Implements Online Student Attendance Registration From December 1

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Pune, 8th November 2023: The Maharashtra Primary Education Council has introduced a significant digital initiative to streamline the attendance recording process for students in classes 1st to 10th. Starting December 1, students’ attendance in local bodies, private aided, and partially aided schools across the state will be registered online through the SwiftChat application.

To facilitate this transition, the Maharashtra Primary Education Council has launched the Vidya Samishka Kendra in Pune, aiming to expedite data collection and analysis in the education sector.

Teachers at the division, taluka, and center levels have undergone training on utilizing the attendance bot within the SwiftChat application for efficient online attendance registration.

Pradeep Kumar Dange, State Project Director of Maharashtra Primary Education Council, issued a circular providing instructions for the online attendance registration of students in classes 1st to 10th. Classroom teachers are required to download the SwiftChat application and use the attendance bot within the app to record attendance.

Currently, teachers in Zilla Parishad, Municipal Corporation, and aided schools with a school number can register attendance through the Attendance Bot. The circular emphasizes the use of the school’s UDISE number and the teacher’s school number for the registration process. Teachers are urged to use the same mobile number linked to the school number, and any changes should be promptly updated on the school website.

For schools meeting in two sessions, attendance should be recorded on the attendance bot, with specific timeframes outlined: from 7 am to 12 pm and from 10 am to 5 pm.

In cases where a batch of a class in a school is unaided, teachers should register student attendance using the school number of the subsidized teacher within the same school. If issues arise during registration through the chatbot, alternative teachers’ school numbers can be used. In case of persistent problems, teachers are advised to utilize the school website, Saral website, UDISE, etc., ensuring all website information is up to date.

The circular reassures that addressing website-related issues will lead to the resolution of problems encountered during the attendance registration process. The state looks forward to a seamless transition to online attendance tracking for enhanced efficiency in the education sector.