Records are vital to every organization. Maintaining records helps in keeping track of the roles and information of every person belonging to an organization. Such records often include operational, policy, and other pertinent data. In educational institutions, the case is obviously no different from other organizations. Basically, the two types of records which are critical and vital in every educational institution are staff records and student records.
It is of great necessity that these records are managed well with reliable data storage and retrieval techniques to improve productivity and security. Storing of Biometric Data is increasingly becoming a household trend for verification and identification processes in recent developments. Biometrics in simple terms is described as the science and technology of measuring and analyzing biological data. The biological data often range from DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns and hand measurements. This project looks at enhancing existing student record management systems with a more reliable approach using smart cards and biometric technology to improve upon identification and verification of student credentials. The biometric data used in this project are fingerprints and it was selected due to its long-term stability, ease of use and average user acceptance. It is by far, the most commonly deployed biometric technology, used in a wide range of physical access and logical access applications.