Most colleges and universities in India require each student to have 75-80% attendance for every subject. This has made taking attendance during every lecture a compulsion. However, this has eaten into teaching time as most classes have more than 100 students. Also, entering the attendance data into the system becomes highly time-consuming. An option that some colleges have opted for is using the biometric system. However, this is expensive and cannot be afforded by most colleges. Hence, colleges have started using the OMR attendance sheets.
The OMR attendance sheets work like any other OMR sheet or form. These sheets have index points and bubbles which have to be marked to take the attendance.
The index points make it possible for the OMR reader software to read the dark marks made on the OMR sheet.
The teachers have to take the roll call just like they always do. But instead of writing absent (A) or present (P), they can just put a mark on the bubbles to mark the attendance of the students.
To make it easier for the teachers, the bubbles on the OMR attendance sheets need not be filled completely. A small mark inside the bubble would be enough for the OMR software to read the marks.
It would be best to use a marker pen as even a small mark becomes large automatically as the ink of the marker spreads on the paper to a certain extent.
As only a small mark would be made on the OMR bubbles, a colored OMR sheet should be used for taking attendance.
Once the attendance is taken, the sheet has to be submitted to the data entry or OMR operator who scans the sheet and then gets it read by the OMR software to transfer the attendance data into the computer. This happens in a matter of minutes.
The OMR attendance sheet saves a lot of time as attendance management system documentation can be done quickly. Here are some OMR attendance sheet formats that you can use as per your requirements.
Several OMR attendance sheet formats are available. Apart from schools and colleges, even corporate companies use these sheets to maintain the attendance log of their employees. It is possible to personalize the sheets as per your requirement.