Assam: Government schools to get AI-based identification system

The system covers 48,000 schools in all 33 districts of Assam.

To capture attendance automatically, state-owned RailTel Corporation of India, a neutral telecom infrastructure provider, on Wednesday, announced that it has completed the work of deploying an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based identification system for capturing attendance and management of SDMIS (Student Database Management Information System) for government schools in Assam.

The system covers 48,000 schools in all 33 districts, the company said in a statement, adding that it has configured, customised, and deployed this AI-based identification system for capturing attendance across all the elementary, secondary, and higher secondary schools.

The company said that the total project value for RailTel is Rs 19.20 crore, out of which Rs 12 crore is a one-time cost being released post completion of the project.

"The cost for maintenance of the project is Rs 3.96 crore per year with a scope of AMC for two years in the current scope of work. RailTel has completed this project in four months," the statement read.

Puneet Chawla, RailTel Chairman and Managing Director said that with the world rapidly undergoing change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the important sectors like health and education are moving towards cutting edge digital technologies to adapt to the new normal.

The chairman said that RailTel is also capable of rolling out a number of technology-based services like AI-based Cloud platform solutions for Smart Classroom solutions, Learning Management Systems etc. which are the need of the hour.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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