Situation and Challenges

Education institutions, such as universities, have thousands of students studying at a given time resulting in a large amount of data that has to be administered.
Handling such large administrative data, from student attendance, report submission, library book tracking, exam registration to many extracurricular activities, have become a tremendous task for the university's management. When done manually, this requires a considerable number of staff to sort out huge piles of paperwork.

Besides the students, universities must also monitor their staff, including the lecturers, to ensure top-quality education is delivered properly to the students. Lecturers must arrive on time, give markings on time, and deliver syllabus in line with the objectives. Apart from tracking people, the universities must also keep their inventories up-to-date. Libraries hold tens of thousands of books, borrowed and returned every day. Universities must find efficient and affordable ways to manage these issues.

Common concerns:

1. Tiresome data management for thousands of students every year and over a long period of time.
2. Efficient university asset management

Technology will bring many benefits to the universities, their staff, and their students. AutoID technology allows universities to easily track and monitor students' attendance and submission. With the AutoID technology, universities can issue student and lecturer cards which can be tapped on a card reader for instant attendance taking, solving the inefficiencies of handling large data. Monitoring is done by the system so that the university's management teams can focus on developing the campuses and increase the quality of education.

A smart card can be used for shopping in the university compound, for example; to purchase food at the canteen, to pay library fines, to buy snacks at the convenient store and many more. Students can live a cashless life at ease.

Libraries can identify and track books with embedded RFID tags, periodically with just a tap. Students and lecturers can now borrow and return books independently, without any staff assistance, decreasing a considerable amount of human resources whilst increasing efficiency and accuracy.