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School operations go online in Chandigarh government schools
The Education department of Punjab has installed the School Information Management System (SIMS) in all government schools through which attendance of teachers and students performance records will be made available online.

Chandigarh: Government schools in Chandigarh are soon going to embrace information technology in a big way, which would revolutionise the way they function.The School Information Management System (SIMS), which is going to be implemented soon in all government schools, will bring all schools’ operations online. A few of the major changes will come in the form of biometric attendance of teachers, online availability of students’ performance track record and an online grievance mechanism system for parents.

The SIMS is going to help parents and students alike. While parents need not come to school all the time for their wards performance as the information will be available online and they will get regular alerts on this, students can access their certificates online and transfer them.

“The Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) is the nodal agency for the implementation of the project. The software will provide information on each school and each individual student. Parents will get a password wherein they can access their wards’ performance online,” an Education Department official said.

Parents will be encouraged to put their grievances online which would be addressed and redressed online. Information on disbursement of scholarships, school bags, uniforms would also be available online. Even the daily records of the mid-day meal scheme, giving information about how many students had what amount of food, will be made available online, added the official.

The Education Department will soon look into the logistics required for the implementation of the system. Also, teachers’ training programme in software management will start soon.  The decision to implement the project was taken in a recently concluded meeting of UT Education Secretary Ram Niwas with Public Instructions (Schools) Director PK Sharma, Technical Education Director Sandeep Hans and representatives of SPIC.


Source: iGovernment