Madras University to Digitise Certificates by end of Current Academic year

In a news that will bring relief to students, Madras university has accepted a proposal given by a subsidiary of public sector National Securities Depository Ltd(NSDL) to maintain academic records in a digital depository.  With this, from the current academic year, students will no longer have to go through the tedious process if they have to get their certificate verified by a foreign university or prospective employer.

Once the proposal is implemented, employers, students and educational institutions can access and verify certificates online. This would also help prevent forgery of certificates.

Currently the certificates and marksheets are stored as hard copies and hence it would take weeks for them to be retrieved and submitted if a prospective employer asks for it.

After the digitisation, students or prospective employers can directly ask NSDL and a digital copy of the record will be sent to them,” a university official told Times of India..

An MoU with NSDL is likely to be signed very soon and the implementation will start by the end of this current academic year, the official told TOI, adding a decision will also be taken if the older records can be digitised.

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