Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2011

National Academic Depository to check fake marksheets menace

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The government has initiated novel initiative ‘National Academic Depository’ which will have a database of marksheets in electronic format. These academic certificates issued by senior secondary school boards and higher education institutions of the country will be uploaded on a website. Initially, the marksheets issued by Central Board for Secondary Education examination 2011 and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be available online.

The database by National Academic Depository will help in online verification of academic certificates issued by boards and universities, thereby curbing the malpractice of fake and forged academic certificates. The depository will also help students in overcoming the fear of losing their academic certificates as this database can be accessed anytime from anywhere.

Speaking about the development HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said, “The candidates can check their results on the website of the depository.”

The minister has also assured that enough cyber security have been installed in order to check the probable misuse of the depository. A person or an institution will have to register first. The website will generate a unique login and a password to access the mark-sheets. Thereafter, a person or the institution will be able to access mark-sheets of a particular roll numbers.

However, CBSE which has outsourced running of the website to a private party was unable to answer how it will prevent misuse of the database.

Sibal also said that the ministry was bringing a legislation to make it mandatory for all educational institutions across India to provide their degrees and mark-sheets to the portal for verification. “Once that happens in next two to three years we will have a composite depository of all students,” he said.

[Source: Hindustan Times]