Wednesday, 28 June 2017

National Academic Depository Holds Awareness Programme

Students can now directly access their Degrees & Mark Sheets

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) has set up a National Academic Depository (NAD) which facilitates academic institutions to digitally secure and quickly upload student’s academic awards on the authorized Depository portal which is then transferred into the digital locker assigned to a student upon registration with NAD and accessible by him 24x7 using his UID Aadhaar number or a NAD ID. The student can also print his academic awards or authorize any employer/verification agency to verify his certificates. In future this would eliminate the need for a student to carry his certificates on person and by chance misplace them or or the need to submit attested photocopies of his/her certificates for verification as all awards would be available on-line. 

To create awareness about NAD and Digital Academic Certificates, UGC conducted a workshop for all Central, State, Private, Deemed Universities and standalone academic institutions located in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Rajasthan on 23 Jun 2017 which was attended by Wg Cdr Manohar Vasudev (Retd), Controller of Examinations, The NorthCap University, Gurugram. The meeting was chaired by Dr Nisar Ahmed Mir, Joint Secretary, UGC. Universities were advised to enter into a Service Level Agreement with one of the two approved Mumbai based Depository Companies viz. NSDL or CSDL and upload student’s Academic Awards from academic session 2017-2018. The Depository Company representatives also dwelt on the process of uploading Academic Awards and the responsibility matrix between the institution and the Depository Company. MHRD has directed that the services of the Depository Company would be free of cost up to 30 Sep 2019 for academic institutions and up to the age of 27 for students. The workshop ended with an interactive session and the initiative was lauded by all.

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