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    Education Ministry May Issue Digital Degrees, Certificates From 2017 Onwards

    The HRD Ministry is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards.

    "There is a need to take pledge and that pledge is by 2017, all degrees and board certificates, everything will go in digital format," HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said.

    He was speaking at the national conference for awareness on National Academic Depository in Delhi.

    Mr Javadekar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Digital India campaign and wants to make the whole apparatus as digital.

    He said apart from giving away certificates in digital format, every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards.

    "Every student will also get an opportunity to put other awards which he has won earlier on it after proper authentication. So his profile is available in one click," Mr Javadekar said.

    According to reports, the HRD Ministry has fast-tracked work on setting up a virtual database under which all academic records will be available in digital format, to curb the menace of fake educational degrees and marksheets.

    The creation of a digital database will benefit recruiters who want to get the credentials of applicants and will also eliminate the need to physically approach the university.

    Noting that there is a need to prepare the mindset to change, Mr Javadekar said that the problem today was that although change is taking place at a fast pace in the world, minds are not changing with that pace.

    Source - NDTV
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  • #578499
    National Academic Depository (NAD) will hold academic awards i.e. degrees, diplomas, certificates etc. issued by academic institutions in an electronic form. Access to the registered academic institutions will be provided which will efficiently lodge academic awards conferred to the students. Such data will be accessible online to authorized persons. Some of its benefits will be as follows -

    1. It will not be possible to use hard copies of fake degrees for getting a job or admission to a higher degree course.
    2. The employers/academic institutions and other users will be able to verify the genuineness of the academic qualification directly from the database instead of depending on the attested copies of the certificates.
    3. Re-issue of the documents will be very easy.
    4. Since the registered students will have access to their data, they will be able to take print out of the documents at their end without any requirement of rushing to the nearest photocopier shop.

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  • #578508
    Wow it seems to be a good effort on the part of the government to digitize the education department and issue Degree certificates in the digital format. That would be most welcome because, every detail of every student would be available with the government and it can also call for the needed candidate for any job offer or interviews. And there cannot be fraud to create duplicate certificates, hither too done by some unscrupulous elements. And taking copies of digital certificates would be easy and one need not carry the same for any verification or proof.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

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