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HRD to introduce national database of Certificates

Once you have qualified for the degree exams, the next thing you worry about is to get your marksheets and certificate attested or verified for making it authentic. Now, there is nothing to worry even if the degrees are lost because the government has decided to maintain a national database of all schools, colleges and university-level certificates in a DMAT or compressed format, which can be easily accessed by students, universities and employers.

The Union cabinet has passed the proposed legislation by the ministry of human resource development (HRD) to bring the National Academic Depository (NAD) Bill 2011 in parliament.All degrees of public examinations, starting from Class X onwards, will be stored in an electronic format in a depository under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).This will also be applicable to professional and technical degrees, including IITs and IIMs.The National Depository would also authenticate and reissue certificates.

Those who have already passed out can also get their degrees and certificate uploaded online to keep them safe. All school boards, universities and certificate issuing institutions will have direct linkages to the depository to avoid issues like forged certificates.

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