Biometric device used in Medical entrance exam to curb exam impersonators

A new device has been used for IPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research) entrance exams being held countrywide on Sunday.

AuthenTrac captures fingerprints and photographs of candiadates.AuthenTrac will capture fingerprints and photographs of each of the 15,000 candidates.matching it with previously-stored candidate data from the institution. The data will be re-checked at the time of counselling and seat allotment.

The current process to nail impersonation is weak because it relies on easily forge-able signatures and photographs which can be smudgy and grainy.

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