Abstract: The number of students enrolling in educational institutions is always increasing every year. As the attendance records of a student indicate the punctuality and discipline of a student, teachers use attendance in giving out final grades and so it has become necessary to device newer and better technologies for recording student attendance and maintaining records. Usually attendance is taken using paper sheets and then the record is manually updated into a register or a system. This method is however time consuming and flawed in many ways. This paper focuses on harnessing the potential of the ever increasing technology of NFC into building a portable attendance system which tries to erase many of the flaws in the conventional method of taking attendance and makes the procedure more concrete and automatic. Portable devices like an NFC enabled smart phone can be used to implement this project.

Keywords: NFC, NFC Card, NFC Card Number, Attendance.