MYSORE: Be it the attendance, marks or fee details, address or appointment letters. Soon, everything will be a click away for students and staff of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI), courtesy the launch of the College Resource Management (CRM) system.

It is the first government college in the state to implement the scheme as a pilot project. Over 2,000 smart cards have been issued to students, interns, doctors, administrative staff and group D employees. The project work is still underway, said MMCRI dean Dr Venkatesh.

Students can access information like residential address, attendance, internal assessment marks, and fee details using smart cards. A kiosk has been installed for the purpose at the dean's office from where they can access details by punching the card. Even parents can easily get to know their kids' performance over the internet. The dean said the institution has about 800 UG and PG students, including interns.

This apart, staff of MMCRI and its hospitals Krishna Rajendra, Cheluvamba and PKTB sanitarium have also been brought under the scheme. Smart cards have been distributed to a team of over 1,200 including doctors, administrative staff and over 200 group D employees. All information pertaining to their service, income and leave will be updated in the system.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 70 lakh. Soon after this, the scheme will be introduced in other government medical colleges/institutes, Venkatesh disclosed.

MMCRI assistant administrative officer Puttaswamy and office superintendent Shivaram Singh felt the new system will be useful to the staff as well to students as it will reduce time in getting information pertaining to academic or service records. Earlier, the institute had introduced biometric system of attendance, they said.

Courtesy : Times of India